White House Calls Health Care Repeal 'Not Serious'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The White House is dismissing a vote by House Republicans to repeal the new health care law, saying it's not "a serious legislative effort."

Delayed after the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., the vote is now expected Wednesday. Democrats still have a majority in the Senate and they have promised to block the effort. President Barack Obama would likely veto the measure if it got as far as the White House.

Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday that repealing the law would give insurance companies the power to again deny, drop, limit or cap health care coverage for millions of Americans.

Added Gibbs: "I don't think it's going anywhere."

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