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House calls for repeal of 'Obamacare'

Published March 1, 2013 4:05 pm

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Over objections of its Democratic members, the House officially called Friday for repeal of portions of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare."

It voted 52-14 to pass HR3, which says that repeal of parts of the federal law would "make health care more affordable for working families, individuals and businesses."

Its sponsor, Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Orem, called the federal law the "unaffordable care act," and said it is important to send Congress a message and help those fighting the law.

Democrats opposed the bill — along with two Republicans who oppose resolutions in general as a waste of time.

Rep. Marie Poulson, D-Cottonwood Heights, said it is clear that Congress will not repeal that act, and said the Legislature should be more concerned with how to implement it and handle its own work. "Stop fussing and get to the business at hand," she said.

Lee Davidson