President Obama Vetoes Obamacare Repeal

It’s not news that President Obama was going to veto the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as he did today.

But it is worth noting that 240 House Representatives–including all Republican Members of Congress from California–voted to strip away the subsidies that help the 1.3 million Californians afford coverage that they purchased through Covered California; that they voted to phase out the Medi-Cal expansion that covers millions more; that they voted to undo other elements of “Obamacare” that would certainly make insurance rates skyrocket. (The measure also defunds Planned Parenthood.)

These members of Congress in California and nationwide did this against the direct interest of thousands of their constituents, and without any replacement plan. It’s a sobering reminder that the only thing from making that repeal a reality was the occupant of the White House.