Members of the U.S. House voted 239-186 Tuesday to approve H.R. 596, a bill that would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).
H.R. 596 would also repeal the health care provisions in a PPACA companion bill, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA).
The Republicans who voted approved the bill by a 239-3 margin.
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All of the 183 Democrats who voted on the bill voted against it.
Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, a medical doctor, managed the Republican side of the House floor debate on the bill. He noted that, last fall, President Obama had declared that, “Make no mistakes, my policies are on the ballot.”