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Young votes for repeal

Posted: July 12, 2012 - 12:09am

JUNEAU — Alaska’s lone U.S. House member has voted to repeal the federal health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Rep. Don Young says he realizes the vote, led by House Republicans, was largely symbolic. The Senate is controlled by Democrats, and this is an election year.

But he says the House, with that vote, showed that it cares more about creating jobs and lowering taxes than “increasing Washington’s control over our health care system.”

The vote was 244-185, with five Democrats joining Republicans.

Young says Obama promised the law would create new jobs and lower health care costs, but he says that was “nothing more than a pipe dream.”

Young says he trusts Americans will show their disapproval for the law when they vote this fall.

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