In 2010, Republicans campaigned on a pledge to repeal the health
care law enacted by a Democratic Congress and widely considered to
be President Obama's primary legislative accomplishment. On Jan.
19, the new Republican majority in the House followed through on
its promise by passing H.R. 2, Repealing the Job-Killing Health
Care Law Act, to fully repeal the law on a vote of 245-189.
On Feb. 2, the House vote to repeal the law failed to pass the
Senate at 47-51. However, the repeal vote is only the beginning of
the health care debate in the 112th Congress.
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