Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal the health care reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – PPACA), which was passed last year. The vote serves mainly as a symbolic statement of the new Republican majority in the House, as the bill was passed on an almost entirely party-line vote at 245-189, with only 3 Democrats joining all 242 Republicans in the vote to repeal. The legislation will now move to the Senate, where it is not expected to pass due to the Democratic majority, and it is likely to not even be brought to the floor for consideration. Even if the repeal were to pass the Senate, President Obama would veto the bill and both chambers of Congress are currently lacking the necessary 2/3 majority vote to overturn the veto.
Source: American Physical Therapy Association. Posted with permission.