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SD House kills measure condemning Obamacare

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul known as Obamacare but is formaly the Affordable Care Act.

The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise in a special committee. Representatives on Thursday voted 60-2 to accept the committee's impasse and defeat the measure.

The original House version chronicled the ways the state complied with implementing health reform. A Senate committee stripped out many of those details.

Members of the committee that met Wednesday said it was a waste of time to negotiate on a resolution, because it has no force of law. The proposal's main sponsor said Wednesday that resolutions are important because they declare the will of the Legislature.