The House voted to repeal the healthcare reform act by a vote of 245 to 189 on Wednesday. Three Democrats joined all Republican representatives in voting to repeal the act, which was a campaign promise by many Republicans in the past election.
The Senate, which is still controlled by the Democrats, intends to block any attempts to repeal healthcare reform. House Republicans acknowledged that their vote may merely be a symbolic one. However, they intend to "chip away" at healthcare reform by blocking funding and introducing bills to unravel certain provisions.
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Source: The New York Times