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House OKs Obamacare repeal for 37th time

– The House of Representatives voted again to repeal President Obama’s health care law Thursday afternoon, marking the 37th time that the GOP-led House has tried to undo all or part of the legislation.

The vote was 229 to 195, with two Democrats joining Republicans in voting for repeal.

The Democrats were Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Jim Matheson of Utah. Previous repeal votes had attracted as many as five Democrats.

This vote does not actually put the health care law in jeopardy. Thursday’s repeal bill will probably meet the same fate as five others that would have eliminated the entire health care bill: It will die in the Senate.

But for the GOP, the point was not to change the law. Instead, the point was to refocus the House – and, hopefully, a swath of the American public – on a law that remains in dispute three years after it was passed.

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