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Health care debate at critical turning point

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Republicans lost the health care battle before the U.S. Supreme Court, yet they just voted to wipe out the law in the U.S House of Representatives. 

The vote comes as a new Washington Post poll shows Americans are now evenly split on the law. It is a critical turning point in the health care debate, and both parties know it.

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is too expensive.

"Well, we've learned a few things since the last vote in the house," said Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock. "Not only will Americans not be able to afford health insurance under this law, the Congressional Budget Office came out with a report two weeks ago that said…20 million Americans will now lose their health insurance if this law stands because businesses are not going to be able to afford adequate health care under this law."

Democrats say repealing it would just give more money to the health care lobby, and other corporate interests that they the gop favors, like coal and oil companies.

The plan to repeal the health care law passed in the house by a vote of 244-185. That plan will not pass in the u.s. Senate this year. But it ratcheted up the debate, and gave both parties an opportunity to influence public opinion.

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