(Newsroom America) -- In a move that is largely symbolic, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Thursday the full House would vote on legislation to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare law, which was deemed largely constitutional earlier in the day by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cantor, who sets the House vote schedule, said the repeal ballot would take place the week of July 9 on a measure focusing on "patient-centered reforms that lower costs and increase choice."
"The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ObamaCare is a crushing blow to patients throughout the country," Cantor said in a statement.
"ObamaCare has failed to keep the President’s basic promise of allowing those who like their health care to keep it, while increasing costs and reducing access to quality care for patients," he added.
Even if the House passes it, the measure has little change of surviving the Democrat-controlled Senate or being signed by the president.
Earlier in the day the high court ruled 5-4 that most provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including its most controversial provision - a measure that requires Americans to purchase health insurance beginning in 2014 - were permissible under the Constitution.
Shortly after the ruling, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowed to repeal the law, and asked Americans to support him in November so he could initiate the repeal.
"You can choose whether you want to have a larger and larger government, more and more intrusive in your life—separating you and your doctor—whether you're comfortable with more deficits, higher debt that we pass onto the coming generations," he said.
"Whether you're willing to have the government put in place a plan that potentially causes you to lose the insurance that you like or whether instead you want to return to a time when the American people will have their own choice in healthcare. Where consumers will be able to make their choices as to what kind of health insurance they want," Romney added.
"Help us. Help us defeat Obamacare. Help us defeat the liberal agenda that makes government too big, too intrusive, and is killing jobs across this great country."
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