House repeals Obama's health care reform law for 33rd time


The US Congress building seen during a sunny November afternoon in Washington, DC, November 06, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)


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The GOP-controlled House voted again to repeal President Barack Obama's health care reform law Wednesday, although the vote stood no chance in the Democrat-led Senate.

The repeal passed in a 244-185 vote, The Associated Press reported.

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It marked the 33rd time in 18 months that Republicans had voted to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act since grabbing the majority of the House in 2010, according to the AP.

All of the chamber's Republicans voted for the measure. Five Democrats broke ranks and voted in favor: Reps. Mike Ross of Arkansas, Mike McIntyre and Larry Kissell of North Carolina, Dan Boren of Oklahoma and Jim Matheson of Utah, Politico reported.

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The move sets up campaign talking points in the coming months before the November election, but does little else, CBS News reported.

We are voting "so we may all be on record in order to show that the house rejects 'Obamacare,' and we are committed to taking this flawed law off the books," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said on the House floor.

The vote comes less than two weeks after the US Supreme Court declared the law constitutional in a landmark, yet polarizing, decision.