The U.S. House of Representatives again has voted to repeal the 2010 health care reform law, and the Senate again is expected to reject the proposal.

The Republican-controlled House voted 244-185 Wednesday (July 11) to rescind the controversial measure for the second time in 18 months. The roll call was almost totally along party lines, with only five Democrats joining all Republicans in supporting the repeal.

The Democrat-controlled Senate undoubtedly will turn back the legislation. It did so in early 2011 shortly after the new GOP majority took over the House and approved repeal of a law that was enacted less than a year before. President Obama also is committed to vetoing the repeal effort.

Since January 2011, the House has voted more than 30 other times to strip funding from the law or repeal portions of the measure only to have the Senate refuse to approve those efforts.

Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land strongly supported the House’s vote for repeal.

“Our health-care system needs reform, but whatever the problems with our current health-care system are, Obamacare is not the answer to any of them,” Land said Wednesday. “We need to repeal Obamacare and start over with step-by-step measures to meet specific needs rather than continue with a more than 1,000-page law with countless regulations that no one fully understands.”

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