(NBC News) President Obama vetoed a bill Friday aimed at repealing his signature health care law.
"This legislation would not only repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, but would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America," the president wrote members of the House in a letter.
"Republicans in the Congress have attempted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over 50 times. Rather than refighting old political battles by once again voting to repeal basic protections that provide security for the middle class, members of Congress should be working together to grow the economy, strengthen middle-class families, and create new jobs," the letter continued. "Because of the harm this bill would cause to the health and financial security of millions of Americans, it has earned my veto."
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