The House of Representatives is holding another vote to repeal Obamacare Thursday afternoon.
The decision to hold a vote to repeal Obamacare — which has already been done 37 times — was made by Republican leaders looking to appease freshman GOP lawmakers.
“We’ve got 70 new members who have not had the opportunity to vote on the president’s health care law. Frankly, they’ve been asking for an opportunity to vote on it, and we’re going to give it to them,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters last week.
While Boehner acknowledged that the law is unlikely to be repealed, he has vowed “to do everything I can to make sure we don’t wreck the best health care delivery system the world has ever known.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) announced the vote on Twitter last week:
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) May 8, 2013
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tried to stir up buzz about the repeal vote on Twitter Thursday by starting the hashtag #ObamaCareInThreeWords:
Hey folks, #ObamaCareInThreeWords — go!
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 16, 2013
The White House quickly seized the opportunity to defend President Barack Obama’s health care reform:
— The White House (@whitehouse) May 16, 2013