According to a report by Reuters, on July 11 the GOP-controlled house made another political statement about their feelings toward the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" by passing a bill to repeal it.
This is the 33rd time the GOP has made an attempt to repeal all or parts of President Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. While this one did pass the house, and is the first attempted repeal since the Supreme Court ruling, there is no doubt it will die in the Democrat-controlled senate.
Although the Republicans obviously have every right to try and repeal laws that they fundamentally disagree with, the fact that unemployment still sits at 8.2% and the republicans have done almost everything in their power to make sure President Obama can do almost nothing about it shows where their priorities are.
If Mitt Romney wins and the GOP controls the Senate and the House, then everyone knows they will be trying to repeal Obamacare on day one. Regardless how that might make you feel, if they can get enough votes on a platform of repealing Obamacare, that is democracy working the way it should. The fact is that there was no illusion that this repeal would pass the senate, so it was really just an exercise in political posturing.
It is clear that in the months leading up to the election, the GOP would rather pass another hopeless repeal instead of trying to provide some relief to the struggling unemployed and the collapsing middle class, because it could make Obama look good.