WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House has voted to repeal the health care law President Obama signed last year.
The 245-189 vote marks the fulfillment of a promise many Republicans made in last fall’s political campaigns.
Republicans said repeal was necessary because the law provides for a government takeover of the health care system, raises taxes and would destroy jobs.
Democrats denied that, and said repeal would strip Americans of new protections against insurance industry abuses that deny them coverage they have paid for.
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