House fails to knock down Obama veto of anti-Obamacare bill

A boy waits in line at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would have dismantled his signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act. The widely expected outcome was the latest chapter in the lengthy clash between Republicans and Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Republicans have been vowing to gut the law since 2010, when the then Democratic-majority Congress passed the landmark program designed to provide healthcare for millions of uninsured Americans.

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