How many Republicans voted for Obamacare?


Quick Answer

The Affordable Care Act, deemed "Obamacare" by some, received no Republican votes in either the Senate or the House of Representatives. In the Senate, the bill was passed with a total of 60 votes, or 58 Democratic Party votes and 2 Independent Party votes. The House passed the legislation with 219 Democratic votes, notes Forbes.

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The Affordable Care Act received 39 votes against it in the Senate, all from Republicans. One senator abstained from voting. In the House, there were 212 votes against it, with 34 coming from the Democratic Party and 178 from the Republican Party, according to govtrack.us.

There were enough votes in the Senate to prevent an attempt to filibuster the bill, while the House vote required a simple majority.

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