On Friday, Republicans in the House will vote for the 40th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, wasting another day and thousands of taxpayer dollars on a bill that has no chance of becoming law.
In the 36 months that Republicans have been in control of the House, they have spent nearly 100 hours and more than $50 million in taxpayer funding on repeal votes. When it comes to legislation other than repeal measures, they haven’t gotten much done.
Among those who will vote to take away health insurance coverage from millions of Americans are Republican representatives whose constituents are actually the most likely to lack health care. An analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that there are 30 counties which rank among the nation’s worst in five key health insurance factors. Of those, 20 are represented by Republicans who have voted a combined 589 times to repeal Obamacare.
Here’s a breakdown of that data:
On Friday afternoon, the House passed the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act” by a 232–185 vote.