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Feb. 19, 2011: The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011: The House passed the spending measure, which included amendments that would curtail the reach and funding of the health law.Votes 3 through 11 in the GOP vote tally were on amendments that stripped away specific funding for parts of the law. (Photo by Getty Images)

It’s hard to believe that the House has put so much energy into trying to reverse one law, but when the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted today to repeal the Affordable Care Act — also known as “Obamacare” — it will be their 33rd bite of the apple. That’s thirty plus three. And each of those efforts is really just for show (it’s an election year, after all…) since no repeal of the president’s signature achievement is going to pass the Democratic majority Senate. Even if it could get through both houses of Congress, no one in their right mind believes the president would sign a repeal.

So how many ways has the House tried for repeal? Let us count the ways …