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. Nick

    Bachmann is one of the most insane right wing nut jobs there is.

    There is no "overwhelming rejection" to the bill; a MAJORITY of Americans SUPPORT Health Care reform. Nice attempt at distorting reality Bachann.

    Republicans have truly lost it. It's constant whining, insults and foot stomping but ZERO constructive proposals. Their ideal is the status quo.

    The Health bill can't be repealed, so this is just an attempt at self-promotion among the other nut crackers out there.

    March 22, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. fred

    They should be required to submit line item repeal requests so we can be sure which items they think we would be better off without:

    – repeal the right of people to NOT be denied coverage for preexisting conditions?
    – repeal the part where insurance companies are no longer allowed to suddenly cancel someone's insurance when they get sick, even if they've been paying in for decades?
    – restore the pharmaceutical companies right to price gouge seniors and take away the lower prices from this bill
    – restore the infamous "donut hole" where seniors have to pay hundreds sometimes thousands of extra $$ when on medicare?

    We need to know which items they are in favor of changing!

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

    I find it humorous that the Congress, Senate and the President of the United States are all elected officials who won based on a majority, and yet the republicans are still claiming that the majority of americans don't want health care reform. Maybe the American people would rather have politicians that actually accomplished something than Republicans who are constantly in the way and run around with the Chicken Little Complex. The only thing the President got wrong last night when addressed the country was, he should have told Rush Limbaugh when the next plane leaving the country for Costa Rica was scheduled. I wish the Democrats had used their majority months ago. Republicans, get a clue, you lost, thats the way politics is played.

    March 22, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. GaryB

    That's right Michelle! Stand up for the rights of the poor little insurance companies!

    March 22, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. notfooledbydistractions

    I don't think Michelle Bachmann has the intelletual heft to button her own blouse.

    Bring it on sister.

    March 22, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but...

    Democratic majority being the key phrase here. If you don't like majority rule, move to Iran. They have a theocracy. You'll fit right in. Have a nice day!

    March 22, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. Bob in Pa.

    Tis stange how the ticker is mostly all permalinks with no comments today.

    March 22, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Shaun

    Could we please stop with "ignored the will of the people." He was elected overwhelmingly on a platform that included whole sale overhauls of the insurance and health care system in the US.

    March 22, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. Bill from MN

    Can't wait to vote this lunatic out.

    March 22, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. AndyBlue

    This woman is a disgrace. She also hates gays even though her own son is gay.

    This will also go no where. Republicans are certainly the losers of the hour.....Or the decade.

    This Bachmann character is just another Sarah Palin that only extremists give their time to. No substance, Just pushing fear and ignorance to the stupid people in America.

    March 22, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. Beth

    I guess by "American people" the GOP is only referring to people who think like them. I am sick to death of the GOP throwing this phrase around. They DO NOT speak for ALL Americans. How do I know this?? I am an American, who works, pays taxes, and votes...and I am very much in support of healthcare reform.

    March 22, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. TyWebb

    Let's repeal Michele Bachmann!

    March 22, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. Duck Fallas

    This lunatic moron hates it? It MUST be good.

    March 22, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. Anne Rodriguez

    It's just unbelievable that Republican majority does not understand how important it is for this civilized nation to have a universal health care system. A system that is not connect to an employer.

    I am the person Obama refers to in his quest for healthcare. Being down-sized in the financial industry in 2009, and the first time I was ever unemployed, the original cost of my policy was $284.00. Within 5mos it jumped to $796.00 without any explanation. I was outraged! I could not afford health-care on unemployement benefits.

    I am proud and relieved Obama had the forsight and conviction to stay with this proposal, and I commend him for it.

    March 22, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. Jerry

    How do you spell "All for big business losers?" REPUBLICANTS

    March 22, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. Indy

    "The American people wont ever forget the irresponsible actions of the Bush Cheney administration" for costing trillions and taking thousands of innocent lives without reason. I do believe Americans will forgive the Dems for doing something for the middle class and for doing something for all Americans and not just the rich. I do believe that Americans will forgive the dems for bringing Americans into the current century, instead of going backwards like a Republican.

    March 22, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. mike

    more political losers. don't do anything to make things better, just waste more of our taxes and time fighting something that should have been done right in the first place.

    March 22, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  18. thinkingharder

    What makes Bachmann so crazy? Satan, maybe?

    March 22, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  19. gary

    Yeah..this would require Republican majority in both houses (which is very unlikely) and it would also require the signature of the President. In addition Republicans would go down his history as a party that took away benefits given to the people. Republicans can be nasty, mean-spirited, ideologues, and so on, but I don't think their stupid. Well, maybe I'm wrong on this.

    March 22, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Frisky

    If by overwhelming will of the people you mean your minority party then you are correct. The majority of Americans have been crying out for help and reform for decades. You remember them, right? The American people?

    March 22, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Wow well expect the same

    Go ahead seek repeal, isn't that what you have been doing to the obama presidency since he was elected anyways, repealing his presidency on anything he's trying to do. Oh and by the way you won't get the repeal anyway so stop being a sore loser and work with it cause it's already done and passed all you can do now is accept it and make it better. And since it always matters i am white , working with a company that has benefits for healthcare, and a 26 middle income and midwestern American.

    March 22, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Concerned Canadian

    I don't understand what she means when she says that Obama and 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". Where does she get her numbers from? Wasn't Obama elected by the American people and wasn't health care reform a key feature of his campaign???
    Republicans seem completely out of touch and negative.

    March 22, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. landscapebear

    what a bunch of losers...just like the parents whose kids get a bad grade in school and cry do-over until the teacher caves in. here's an idea, read a book or even a bill and learn something. idiots.

    March 22, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  24. b

    I don't get it..It seems to be a GOP cliche, that every GOP, no-hater politician has conferred with ALL AMERICA, with this ridiculous statement about speaking for ALL AMERICA..Please share with us what All America you are referring to. Please go back into your hole, and deal with it..Change is here.....

    March 22, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  25. Bob (Illinois)

    This woman is in need of some serious psychiatric help. Does she REALLY think the GOP will actively campaign to repeal the bill?

    Oh, and just one minor note: The President must sign any bill that repeals this current legislation.

    DeMint is another throwback who appears to have some loose screws.

    March 22, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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