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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  1. Tram

    The American people will never forget the Bush dictatorship or the rights we lost during the Bush regime. Now, we have our freedoms and the Constitution firmly back in place.

    March 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Barbara

    And the people will never forget the lies and hatefulness of the Rebublicans, most particularly Bachman

    March 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Independent

    Is this all they have?? When will they actually do some work for the American People?? You know we do employ these people! I say we FIRE any representative or congress member who is not working regardless of political party! Right now it appears as though Democrats are the only ones working! These people used to border on lunacy...now they are just behaving like nut jobs. As it stands, I will not be voting for a Republican.

    March 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Jay

    No Michelle, what Americans will remember is that the current Republican members of congress, as an entire bloc, turned their backs on the American people when it came to Every American's health care and well-being. You and your Gaggle Of Pinheads (GOP) will be remembered with disgust and distain. You will be remembered as narrow-minded, sadistic, political opportunists who could not bring themselves to vote FOR the People, but vote only to protect the rich, the privliged, the corporate heads, the CEOs, the Wall Street hacks, the banks and, most of all, the insurance companies' bottom lines. History will not be kind.

    March 22, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. EDC

    The Republicans don't seem to understand that the Democrats are the majority and the reason we are the majority is because the MAJORITY of Americans are Democrats. WE, THE MAJORITY, WANT THIS HEALTH CARE BILL. That's why we elected Obama and that's why we are the majority in both houses. We will remain in power, too, because this President, so very distinct from the previous president, is doing the will of the people rather than the will of the powerful and corrupt.

    March 22, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. Dan

    I am very happy for the 32,000,000 people that will now have health insurance. I'm also glad for all of us that will only benefit from this overdue legislation. Republican and Democratic Administrations have tried unsuccessfully for years to enact health reform.
    Why waste our time trying to repeal or deny this final success ?

    March 22, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Tram

    The Democrats and the president have FOLLOWED the will of the people. What planet are you on, Bachmann?

    March 22, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Karen - Missouri

    Will the Repubs STOP saying it's against the will of the people she does NOT speak for all Americans...period!! Another Republican useless waste of time in office. The only irresponsible people are the money hungry Republicans...awww did the big mean insurance companies tell the Repub babies they don't get kickback money any more?

    March 22, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. Aaron

    Don't go away mad, just go away.

    March 22, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. J. W.

    Ms. Bachman, doesn't speak for all Americans, who have NOT "overwhelmingly" objected to health care reform! Where is this majority? Polls reflect the opinions of only those who have been asked, and pollsters know how to tip the outcomes in their favor. Among the people I know, we are "overwhelmingly" FOR it, and feel it is long overdue. If anything, this bill doesn't go far enough – but its a start, and we'll take it!

    March 22, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Turn Texas Blue

    Go for it morons.

    March 22, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. NC

    What the Amercan people won't forget are Republicans that want to return us to the 50's.

    March 22, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. Rowena

    Why is this Texan not surprised that it was a Texan that yelled the horrible thing. I use to be proud to say I am a Texan but as of late I can not say that any more.

    March 22, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. Sgt. Flagg T. McLiberty, Superpatriot

    Yes, we MUST go back to turning down children with pre-existing conditions or we'll all be sent to a gulag by week's end.

    Sheesh.

    March 22, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  15. mbsoho

    This woman is insane. She is justa Republican goon mindlessly repeating the same old garbage. She has no concept of what an effective comprehensive health bill requires for a country such as the USA. She would prefer to have the less fortunate dying by the roadside than come up with a solid plan to protect them. The same thing can be said for the elderly and the disadvantaged. GOP policy is if you can afford it, then you can stay healthy – the rest (45+ million) can suffer just like the underpriviledged and poor in the the other third world countries that she plainly wants to emulate.

    March 22, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. Hud

    WoW! Someone actually looking out for what we WANT!!! Thank you Repubs!!

    March 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  17. Doraine Gordon

    Let these old crazy people do anything they want to because they are wasting their time. Demint is so angry because his prediction fell flat. Eric Cantor is just such a slime ball that nobody wants to see his ugly face. Michelle Bachman is just loony in the head. She rattles on and never says anything that can be taken seriously. They are all such sore losers. They have raised all kinds of heck the past year and it didn't do them any good. So let them keep on acting the fool. All they will get at the end of the day is tired. If they intend to keep on representing the people they need to act like representatives, not run around like chickens with their heads cut off. They are all showng their ignorance. I bet the folks who voted for them are sure wondering why they did. Go figure.

    March 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Ken Hirsh

    Sure, let's make it standard procedure to file a bill to repeal every law on votes which we lose. Get real! When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Al Gore in 2000 and ordered Florida to stop recounting ballots, Mr. Gore graciously conceded. It's time for those in Congress to act accordingly. ( I don't expect Limbaugh, Beck, and their like to concede, they make their money by not doing so.) However, as to members of Congress, the citizens spoke loudly in the 2008 election. Republicans will have their chance to ask voters to turn that around this fall for Congress, but a Democrat will be in the White House until at least January 20, 2013. So unless the Republicans get a veto-proof 2/3 of each house before then, Ms. Bachman should save filing her proposal until the convening of the 113th Congress. And then she had better spell out the several hundred provisions of the U.S. Code to be amended, and the language to replace them.

    March 22, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Enough

    Good move, repeal this disaster before anymore damage is done. This should be a vote by the people, not a bunch of out of touch politicians deciding what is best for us.

    March 22, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    God bless people who can still hear the will of the citizens of this country

    March 22, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  21. Garofulaar

    The GOP have no useful contribution to governing the US in the 21st century,

    March 22, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  22. cynthia

    You know you are one crazy lady – how much money is lining your pockets from the insurance company? You all make me sick – all you care about is money – GO AWAY!!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. maf

    Bachmann, Romney and Cantor lead the chorus of what???
    Even with the 200 or so GOP ideas in the bill, they denounce the entire bill. It is so hypocritical of the party of NO to oppose. . .

    Oh, forget it, sore losers, sour grapes, blah blah blah!
    32 million Americans DON'T deserve health care? This edition of the Republican party leaves a lot to be desired.
    Once the Health Care plan does what it is supposed to do, the Republicans will be searching for any voice as they will have none in American politics.

    March 22, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. haren

    She should be recall by her district voters.

    March 22, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. Darth Vadik, CA

    Yeah, and in 10 years same Republicans will have signs that say "keep the governments hands from my Obama plan."

    Same as the idiots who had signs saying "keep the governments hands off my Medicare", LOL

    BTW, this was a line from Bill Maher, not my original thought, but he hit the nail on the head, as usual.

    You Republicans really don't think much do you?

    March 22, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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