Pres­i­dent Barack Obama ve­toed leg­is­la­tion to re­peal his health­care law,

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say­ing the mea­sure “would re­verse the sig­nif­i­cant progress we have made in im­prov­ing health­care in Amer­ica.” The veto was ex­pected. But Repub­li­cans claimed vic­tory with the vote, ar­gu­ing that they met two goals by fi­nally pass­ing a re­peal bill: keep­ing a prom­ise to vot­ers in an elec­tion year; and show­ing that they are ca­pa­ble of re­peal­ing the law if a Repub­li­can wins Novem­ber’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Repub­li­can law­mak­ers have pushed many re­peal mea­sures since 2010, when Obama signed the Af­ford­able Care Act into law. This was the first of those bills to clear Congress and reach his desk.

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