The GOP-led United States House of Representatives once again voted to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act today in Washington. The vote was 244-185 in the house, but has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. The vote comes two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA or as some call it “Obamacare.”
It’s an issue that will undoubtedly be a focus of the fall election, both national and statewide. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat from western New York who surprisingly won a special election in a majority Republican district in 2011, once again voted ‘no’ on the repeal. While she says she “voted to repeal certain sections, but it is the law of the land.” Hochul will face off against former Erie County Executive Chris Collins in what is expected to be a very close election and one that will draw nationwide attention.