Republicans after ACA, again

House Republicans approve legislation to repeal Obama’s health-care act

The House voted 229-195 to approve legislation that would completely undo President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) proposed HR 45, which represents the 37th time Congressional Republicans have attempted to repeal, de-fund or dismantle the federal health-care law, and the 43rd day in the 281 days since Republicans won a House majority that the GOP has spent time voting on repealing the ACA, according to The Washington Post.

However, approval in the Democrat-controlled Senate is highly unlikely. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) called the vote “a clear waste of time and taxpayer dollars.”

The GOP continues efforts to repeal the ACA despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the law is constitutional and several Republican acknowledgements that Obama’s re-election likely means the law will stand.