House votes to repeal and eventually replace Obamacare

February 4, 2015 12:47 AM

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House votes to repeal and eventually replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives added another notch to its lengthy record of Obamacare repeal votes on Tuesday by approving a measure that would scrap the healthcare law and direct oversight committees to come up with a replacement.

Defying a White House veto threat, lawmakers voted 239-186 on a measure to eliminate the complex web of federal subsidies, insurance reforms, taxes and regulations that have extended health coverage to millions of Americans since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010.

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