Dold one of three Republicans to oppose Obamacare repeal

 
 
Updated 2/4/2015 10:17 AM
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U.S. Rep. Bob Dold of Kenilworth was one of three House Republicans to vote against repealing President Barack Obama's federal health care law Tuesday.

The proposal was approved by the Republican-controlled House.

Dold faced criticism from Democrat Brad Schneider in the 2014 campaign for votes in Dold's first term to "repeal, dismantle or defund" the health care law.

Dold said Tuesday his vote wasn't an endorsement of the law.

"I have always maintained that the Affordable Care Act was the wrong approach for America's health care system and opposed its passage from the start," Dold said in a statement. "However, the only way we are ever going to move beyond simply talking about the law's many flaws and finally deliver solutions to the American people is through bipartisan reforms that can pass both chambers of Congress and receive the President's signature."

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, a Plano Republican, was on the other side.

"I know some of you are tired of hearing about repeal votes in the House, but this time it's different," Hultgren said.

"My constituents have given me a clear message," Hultgren said. "The law doesn't work for them."

Obama has said he'll veto attempts to repeal the controversial Affordable Care Act, leaving the near-term success of a repeal effort in doubt.

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