The House of Representatives is set to begin debating the repeal of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care bill, fulfilling a campaign promise of congressional Republicans. GOP members continue to insist that ‘Obamacare’ hampers economic growth while doing little to control ever-growing medical costs. House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled floor debate for Tuesday and a vote on the measure for Wednesday. He has promised that the debate will be civil, but that doesn’t mean Republicans will refrain from continuing to call the law a “government takeover of healthcare” and employing other strong rhetoric. The measure is expected to pass the Republican-led House, but is believed to have little chance of clearing the Democrat-controlled Senate or surviving a presidential veto. Democrats have noted, among other things, the increased number of Americans covered by the law, and that a repeal of the overhaul would add $230 billion to the federal debt by 2021. Also, on the same day as the debate, the Obama administration released a report that estimates that as many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have preexisting medical conditions that could make it more difficult for them to obtain health coverage.