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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Jim Risch voted today to repeal the health care law in its entirety, but the effort failed on a party-line vote.

“Washington, D.C., has once again failed the American people by upholding a health care law that requires 10 years worth of new taxes to pay for six years of benefits, takes billions of dollars from Medicare and drives up the cost of premiums. This law is bad public policy and the American people know it,” said Risch. “We must end this nonsense of business as usual by repealing this law and replacing it with real reforms that remove the government from the doctor-patient relationship.”