Saturday, June 19, 2010


No one was astonished this week when a Republican effort to repeal the individual mandate in the Democrats’ health care overhaul failed Tuesday afternoon on a largely partisan vote.

A procedural motion to roll back the individual mandate was defeated 187-230, with essentially the same ayes and nays as for the final House vote on the original reform bill.

Republicans apparently pushed for the vote in order to be able to reiterate their opposition to—and Dems support for—a law requiring individual Americans to purchase health insurance. However, given the almost total lack of media coverage, the vote may have aroused interest only in the respective caucuses.

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