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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The fight over the Supreme Court decision over health care is far from over.
The Republican-controlled House is scheduling a vote to repeal the bill on July 11. The GOP is betting that the Affordable Care Act's unpopularity will be enough to remove Democrats from power.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky says the law is a job-killing, tax-increasing measure.
"Look, the federal government can't handle the health care it's already got," McConnell said. "Medicare is in trouble already. Medicaid is in trouble already. We need to clean up the health care the federal government is already responsible for before we start immodestly trying to take over all of American health care."
But Democrats are defending the President's health care mandate. They're justifying the Supreme Court ruling calling it a tax.
"The Supreme Court said that for constitutional, constitutionality purposes, the shared responsibility payment could be justified under the taxing authority," said Congressman John Yarmuth. "In another section of the same decision, it said that same payment was not a tax when considered as to an issue that involved when the law could be challenged. So the one section it said it was a tax and another one it wasn't a tax."
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.