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FEBRUARY 18, 2015
In recognition of the February 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else the I.R.S. will come knocking on your door, here is a current events quiz: How many times have Republicans in Congress proposed alternatives to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare? According to Democrats and most news outlets, none. The correct answer is: too many to count. Since Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010, February 3, 2015, marked the sixty-seventh time the House of Representatives has voted to repeal, defund, or change the A.C.A. How many Republican bills never got out of committee and came up for a vote in the House while the Democrats were in control is innumerable.