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. SIMP

    Anybody that stands with the likes of this stupid woman, bachmann is crazier than a doorknob. This woman should not be loose walking around on her own. Seriously she is mentally unstable and the cantor's and romney and demitt's that think they can over turn this are just as stupid. You morons LOST deal with it. LOL

    March 22, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Diane Glasser

    This woman needs to get a reality check. She has no idea what is happening in the real world. I think the people in Minnesota need to get a new representative. They need on that is intelligent, understands her constituent's problems, and is not so self-centered as she is.

    March 22, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. get real

    The protesters who yelled racial and homophobic epithets at elected officials had just left a rally held by sweet little Michelle Bachmann. Funny...I haven't heard her comments on the issue. Here's another thing she has in common with Sarah Palin...along with a utter lack of understanding of the issues, spreading pure evil hatred seems to be a hobby of theirs.

    March 22, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. mark

    Thank you Michele!

    March 22, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Keith in Austin

    Every slimy liberal that voted for Bozo's powergrab has sealed their fate among the American voters.

    March 22, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Oh Really

    How about a bill that takes away the 71% subsidy that the taxpayers pay toward her insurance?

    March 22, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. MinnesotaStudent

    This comes as no surprise to those of us from Minnesota. This woman is out of control and needs to be stopped!

    March 22, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Realist

    Once again the republicans are showing how ignorant they are. These republicans know that the bill will not be repealed even if they gain control of both chambers in the upcoming elections. For a bill to be repealed it must have the signature of the president and I doubt that Obama will repeal his own legislation. The republicans must be voted out if they don't know the rules that govern the senate and the house. What a bunch of fools who were born with a silver foot in their mouth.

    March 22, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Paul Abeln

    Bachmann and her fellow obstructionists can promote a repeal of HCR, but simple math shows it cannot be done. But good Republicans never let something like math stand in their way. The Republicans do not have enough votes to overturn a presidential veto. They know this, but they also know their constituents don't have very good math skills. So they hoist this stuff on us all in a pathetic hope that they can get some traction in the news media. If they only had a brain.

    March 22, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. chill

    I am sick and tired of the GOP assuming I'm either not American or not a person. The duly elected representatives of the AMERICAN PEOPLE voted for this bill with 60 votes in the Senate and 219 in the House. Doing healthcare was one of the key agenda items that President Obama ran on and it has been done. Maybe Bachman ought to read Frum's recent editorial comments. I actually like some of his ideas and if they had been presented in the first place, maybe we'd have had a bipartisan bill. But clearly the GOP never had any intention of cooperating on this bill.

    March 22, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Kurt Funke

    Michelle, Michelle. Be honest. Your fear mongering did not stop this progressive form of good government from happening. Instead of healing, you are into repealing. Not going to happen. You and your lemming like party should try a new tact; wisdom, decorum and honorable service for your country. You see, one thing the Democrats understand is that this monumental bill was more important for the country first, and their own reelection last. They did the right thing in the best interest of the country. Remember your old mantra in those bygone Bush days? Country first...

    March 22, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Patricia Fleming

    It took quite a while to find out who made the comment "Baby Killer". No one wanted to come forward.
    This reminds me of how hard it it to get people to come forward when a crime is committed with lots of witnesses present. Our congressmen did not want to come forward with indentification.

    March 22, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  13. Lee in Oregon

    Give it up Bachmann....we've heard enough of your cackling for one year. The vote has been taken and it is the will of the people. Your continued harping about it goes on deaf ears.

    March 22, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. David in Seattle

    GIve it up already.

    March 22, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. Willy Brown

    Sign me up.

    March 22, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  16. Melissa

    This woman is the biggest liar and most misinformed Republican in the bunch. She should be laughed out of office, and nothing she says should be taken seriously.

    March 22, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Susan

    Michelle Bachmann is am idiot. I cringe everytime she opens her mouth. She actually makes me embarassed to admit I am from Minnesota. I can't believe she is really a Minnesotan. They are usually intelligent and educated people.

    March 22, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  18. beevee

    The republican leadership is projecting themselves as sore losers. They keep talking about majority of americans not wanting the healthcare bill. Just who did they ask? A few republicans perhaps. I think majority of americans want a healthcare reform that provides accessible healthcare to each and every american, not a few fortunate ones who have employer supported plans. Please stop this pigheaded nonsense and support the president in passing the bill.

    March 22, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. gt

    november is just 7 months away....let the people decide on the next election day...

    March 22, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. Ed

    This woman is out of control. She is the companion to the doomsayers that command talk radio. I honestly think she is crazy. But you know you just can't teach stupid, she was born with it.

    March 22, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. Mike

    What a waste of time. If she spent as much effort finding real solutions instead of just opposing what the other party is doing America would be much farther along.

    But this kind of symbolic move scores political points with her base, which is all that she is concerned about. Get Re-elected! That's all Bachmann cares about

    March 22, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. ToughLove

    What a strong woman! She represents most Americans far more accurately than our President.

    March 22, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. Randy in AZ

    It's time to elect more Democrats so we can get more legislation passed. Turn these Neanderthal Republicans out to pasture.

    March 22, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  24. Valathel

    She sure does like to hear herself talk, no matter how stupid the comments.

    March 22, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  25. Br Spree

    This has got to be the dumbest thing ever. Instead of trying to stop it why not put your resources toward making the bill one that works for the American People. This is a classic example of party politics. Like always we can't get our foot our of our "you know what".

    March 22, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
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