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Sen. DeMint: Affordable Care Act will 'diminish quality and access to health care'

The Republican controlled House is preparing to vote this afternoon to repeal President Obama's health care overhaul.

The effort is mostly symbolic and virtually meaningless, because like the 33 other attempts to repeal the law, the bill will not pass in the Democratically controlled Senate.

Senator Jim DeMint is the co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus and one of 12 senators who sent a letter to the National Governors Association asking them to oppose the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

On Starting Point this morning, Sen. DeMint discusses the vote and explains why he opposes the health care legislation.

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