Affordable Care Act repeal bill headed to Obama’s desk

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For the first time in the ongoing effort to appeal the Affordable Care Act, Congress will send a bill gutting the healthcare reform law to President Barack Obama’s desk.

The bill, which passed the House 240-181 Wednesday after clearing the Senate in early December, is undeniably headed toward a presidential veto. Yet it does set a key legislative precedent for repealing the ACA if Republicans retake the White House in 2017, FierceHealthPayer has reported.

Forcing a presidential veto is also a symbolic gesture, Bill Hoagland, a senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center and a former Republican staff member on the Senate Budget Committee, told the New York Times. “This vote sends the signal to the president and the American people there are changes that need to be made in this law,” he said.

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