Majority Republicans in the House of Representatives say they’ll try to repeal President Obama’s healthcare reform law. They plan to take a vote around the middle of the month to scuttle the measure, which Obama signed into law last March. Democrats contend Republicans are wasting time because the move would be doomed in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Even if it were to pass Congress, Obama would undoubtedly veto it.
Although House Republicans claim 60 percent of Americans oppose the healthcare reform law, a recent CNN poll indicated only 45 percent are opposed to it. A Gallup poll found Americans’ opinion of the law roughly split at 50-50.