Democrats foil GOP repeal of Obamacare

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(Worthy News) – House Democrats sustained President Obama’s veto of an Obamacare repeal Tuesday, defeating the GOP’s deepest salvo yet against the health care law but delivering a rallying cry to conservative Republicans in a pivotal election year.

Republicans wrangled 241 votes, or 44 shy of the two-thirds needed to override a presidential veto, with Democrats decrying the vote as a waste of time.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, though, said holding the vote was critical to drawing distinctions for voters ahead of November’s election, which all sides agree is Republicans’ last best chance to undo the 2010 health law. [ Source ]

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