March 22nd, 2010
05:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann introduces bill to repeal health care reform

'The American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority,' Rep. Bachmann said Monday announcing her bill.
'The American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority,' Rep. Bachmann said Monday announcing her bill.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, has introduced a bill to repeal Democrats' health care reform legislation, her office announced Monday.

President Obama and Democrats in Congress "have ignored the will of the people and have chosen to ram through their trillion-dollar health care bill despite the American people's overwhelming objection to it," Bachmann said in a written statement.

Despite the long odds of repeal, several prominent Republicans - including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor - have joined the chorus of those calling for the bill to be overturned.

Bachmann said "the American people won't ever forget the irresponsible actions of this Administration and Democratic Majority."

Soon after passage of the historic bill Sunday night in the House, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, also announced plans to seek to repeal the health care reform legislation.

Updated 6:49 p.m.: A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee has responded to Republican calls to repeal Democrats' health care reform legislation. “While Democrats have delivered reform that will make care more affordable and reliable, Republicans would allow insurance companies to continue to charge whatever they wanted for care and take it away when you got sick," DNC national press secretary Hari Sevugan said in a written statement. "Republicans may finally have a plan, but it quite literally is plan to go backwards, and that’s not one we can afford.”

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soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Mark

    Bring it on!

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. eversotired

    These people are terrified of how popular this legislation will inevitably become. It ensures coverage, ends unfair practice that favors only the insurance companies, SUBSTANTIALLY reduces the deficit, and in time should reduce medical costs. There is nothing remotely like a government take-over in this – just regulation of an industry out of control – at last.

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. sycamore

    Go ahead with your ill fated attempt at repeal.
    The American people have spoken through their elected representatives.
    It is beyond my understanding why rational people don't understand the benefits for individuals and our country. The bill is not perfect but it is a start. My insurance premiums for a high deductible are increasing 27%.
    I never reached my deductible last year. The only saving grace was the Health Savings Account.
    I am a small business owner and fully support this bill.

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  4. John Hehir

    I am glad this bill has passed. Its not perfect but having been unemployed for a year, I know what its like to be unable to afford basic health insurance. We should now move forward. Rep. Michele Bachmann "Will of the people" is only half of the country. Do we call for a re-vote if we do not like who is elected president. We a democracy and the basic principal is that the majority wins. Lets move on to other business.

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. rs

    Obama and Congress ignored the will of the Republicans (NOT the people). This is now a perfect score for Republicans: Against Social Security; Against Civil Rights; Against Medicare and Against Medicaid. What can Republicans run on this Fall? We're the party for the insurance companies and the wealthy?

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. J. Samuel Cook

    This is absolutely insane.

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Speider

    When she says, "overwhelming objection," she's referring to the minority of American voters, right?

    March 22, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Sweetjoe

    You mean the will of the Republican's not the people!

    March 22, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  9. Anthony

    It will never be repealed. It will be the new third rail of american politics. Republicans never ask people to give anything up or sacrifice anything. It would be viewed as a tax increase and taking healthcare away from people. It wont happen. The angry people wont win, they would be better off finding thier smile before november.

    March 22, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. Bob

    The country elected Obama to enact Health Care reform. It seems like the Republicans just don't get it.

    March 22, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. No Incumbents 2010

    Seeking repeal right after it was passed is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Where was the outrage and fiscal responsibility when Bush passed his new entitlement program, Medicare Part D the prescription drug benefit? The hypocrisy is obvious to everyone.

    March 22, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  12. Paul

    Grandstanding, pure and simple. These days, Bachman will do anything to get press coverage.

    March 22, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. gino

    Please go away. Way away. You brainless ditz.

    March 22, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. Ben Harrison

    As a right-wing bible-thumper, Michelle Bachman should follow her bible more closely. 1 Timothy 2:12 "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent."

    March 22, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  15. DIANE

    I, along with so many Americans , am so very, very happy that this bill passed. I will be on medicare in 6 months, and i am extremely happy about the doughnut hole being closed. OBAMA 2012

    March 22, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  16. steve

    these clowns need to move on and do something productive for a change.

    March 22, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  17. Frank

    What a waste of time and paper. More childish behavior by the Republicans in Congress. The legislation has passed after a long and arduous consideration process. Why in the world would Bachman's dumb suggestion even see the light of day?

    March 22, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  18. Really

    In all my years on this earth I have never received one invitation to be a part of any poll on any issue EVER. So when they keep saying 'the will of the American people" I wonder just who they are talking about. As for me and the people around me I know we all want and need this legislation to pass for ourselves as well as our children.

    Every poll I see today is practically split down the middle and as I said before I have no idea who these people are but I do know they are not us. The ones that have been calling, writing, emailing and praying for some sanity in this whole situation. Guess that will never happen....

    March 22, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  19. Mike

    This woman cannot every be taken seriously. Perhaps if someone had introduced this bill who was not HYSTERICAL all the time it might of been taken more seriously. But from her, she's just a tool.

    March 22, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. bb

    Get over it, your side lost!

    March 22, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  21. James

    She has nothing to stand on. She says no to everything and lies when she says Americans do not want health care reform.

    All republicans are retards. in off and in America.

    March 22, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Nancy, CA

    So, let me get this straight now – Mitt Romney is joining in the chorus of those calling for the bill to be overturned. Wasn't he the one who was responsible for implementing extensive health care reform legislation while he was governor of Massachusetts? Hey Mitt, does that mean you were for health care reform before you were against it?? I smell a flip flop here!!!

    March 22, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  23. Tracy

    Can't you just leave it alone? How will we know if it makes anything better, if we don't try?

    March 22, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  24. Sean

    Michelle Bachman has a proven track record of absolute cluelessness. Why should she change now, right?

    March 22, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  25. save my state.

    You go girl.

    March 22, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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