In early January, Republicans in Congress made what was reported to be their sixty-second effort to repeal part or all of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. This number is a bit misleading, as it includes batches of defeated amendments as well as tweaks to the law that passed both houses and were signed into law by President Obama.
But there have in fact been numerous failed efforts to kill or undermine the act that has brought health coverage to 17.6 million Americans through last September, and that GOP contenders for President vow to repeal. Here, drawn from a March 21, 2014, article in The Washington Post and other sources, are some of them:
Bill Lueders is president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and associate editor of The Progressive.