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Americans increasingly would applaud such a House vote. A July 30-31 Rasmussen survey shows that among 1,000 likely voters, 59 percent want Obamacare overturned, while 38 percent disagree. Despite relentless Democratic preening over Obamacare, pro-repeal sentiments have risen from 55 percent (42 percent opposed) on March 23-24, when Mr. Obama signed this bill.

The American people can kill this monster in its crib. Handing Republicans the keys to Congress on Nov. 2 could smother this $2.5 trillion extravagance in its infancy. Though a GOP repeal vote surely would earn a presidential veto, a Republican Congress could defund this law’s implementation.

Republicans should administer a pro-market antidote to Obamacare’s poison: health insurance vouchers; medical malpractice reform; universal, tax-free health savings accounts; and individual, portable medical plans - all available across state lines.

Obamacare’s ultimate demise likely will require a Republican chief executive to sign its death certificate. Until that joyous occasion, Americans should dream of the day when Barack Obama returns to Chicago to break ground on his presidential library.

Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution.