The Long And Largely Symbolic Effort To Repeal Obamacare
After dozens of attempts, Republican lawmakers may finally get a bill to repeal Obamacare to the president's desk, but it likely won't mean much.By Sebastian Martinez | December 3, 2015
After 56 efforts to repeal or change the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are closer than ever to getting a bill to take apart the ACA to the president's desk.
That'll be symbolic — they won't have the votes to override an inevitable veto — but it's been a long road to get even this far. (Video via C-SPAN)
The effort started way back in January 2011, with a bill titled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act," to repeal all of the ACA. It passed the House, with support of three Democrats — all since replaced by Republicans — but that's as far as it got.