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House Votes to Repeal ACA with Instructions to Write Replacement Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — with directions to delay the repeal for six months to give Republicans an opportunity to offer an alternative health reform package — by a vote of 239-186. While the vote was the first repeal effort in the 114th Congress, it was the 56th overall vote to repeal all or parts of the ACA. The legislation would have to pass a 60-vote threshold in the Senate, and the President has stated he will veto any legislation that repeals the ACA.