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. SJB

    On the contrary,Ms. Bachman. The American people are sick to death of REPUBLICAN OBSTRUCTIONISTS and BIG PHARMACEUTICALS/BIG INSURANCE dictating to women that they MUST have a co-pay or insurance to get a mammogram. This has changed, thanks to Democratic LEADERSHIP. Republicans are increasingly seen as Anti-American Tea Perty Wackos who will go to any length to tear down not BUILD UP. We'll see you and your cronies in November!

    March 22, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. un-sung

    what these very intelligent people are not telling you is, President Obama would have to sign the repeal!!!!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Navy Vet

    Why, do you really think you're going to get 2/3 of the House and Senate to agree with repealing it?

    Can we say pointless political grandstanding? How about doing some real work and come up with some solutions.

    March 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. Andy from NYC

    Where does the RNC and its membership get off making declarations which profess what the American people want and don't want? The Presidential election of 2008 allowed the voting population to decide what they want and who they want. Now the RNC has to wait until 2012 for the American people to decide once again. The people decide, not just the 55 million that call themselves RNC. That is 55 millin out of 300 million. Don't forget those numbers!

    March 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. HM

    Why are you so stupid Michele? I will vote democrat and give money there - you repubs only care for the rich

    March 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. I am the Great and Omnipotent Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    How about a bill to repeal Bachman?

    March 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. MJ

    "They" can not speak for "all" the people. There are many americans that want this health care bill. Have they forgotten that we are a christian nation and have a responsibility to take care of our fellow human beings? This is christian beliefs? I am appalled at our elected officials. Thank you Mr.President.

    March 22, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. un-sung

    this is coming from a woman who does not know how to spell the word A-M-E-R-I-C-A!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Chad

    Represenative Bachman got 3 words for you:

    YES WE CAN

    March 22, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  10. Lillie

    This woman is crazy!!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. James Miller

    If she cashes a social security check or accepts medicare payment, she is a hypocrite----– Plain and simple.

    March 22, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  12. welches, oregon

    and the American People will not forget who tried to stop them from getting Health Care.

    March 22, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. Jeff

    One more thing... I for one support the Health Care Bill and in no way do I would I ever want to be associated with the likes of Michelle Bachmann...or any of the other Republican leadership. You do not speak for all of America...just the insane minority....

    March 22, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. Ramses

    Cry baby cry. Get all your Republican buddies together & go for the tea pary. I am a jubiliant Democrat.

    March 22, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  15. Joshua Ludd

    I think the best way to debate bachman's bill is this... simple ask the loon what she thinks is actually in the bill... because it won't be what is in the bill.

    March 22, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  16. TLH

    She took an obstructionist approach from day 1 - and never offered anything of any substance. She is the epitome of "fear monger". She was part of the GOP strategy to say anything possible to confuse the issue... so they could say the polls show the American people don't want this. (Their only comment was: "yes, we need reform... but not this one") At the beginning, the Am. people wanted it. Over time, with drums beating, the people were worn out and confused. This bill is not perfect. But talk to someone with a pre-existing condition who is saying "I just may not be left in the cold down the road." If only she had offered ideas, suggestions, strategies... anything. But the fear of making an opposing party president look good is beyond her. (To the detriment of the "Country First" motto) She deserves not to be re-elected. The people of her district need better representation. If not from a democrat - from a different republican.

    March 22, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  17. Johnny B

    Nor will we forget that the Republicans were once again on the wrong side of history.

    March 22, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  18. al in memphis

    It took less than 24-hours to file repeal efforts. It has been 8-years since the Bush corporate give-a-away, I don't see any effort to repeal that.

    Hey tell that to the 24-year old woman we heard about this weekend. The one who lose job and health care benefits and was recently diagnose with cancer. Tell her how irresponsible it was to pass health care reform. Maybe you can convince she is one of the American who does not want reform.

    March 22, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  19. a in austin

    Obama campaigned on health care reform and won the election – I think the majority of the people have spoken!

    March 22, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. Ohio Lady

    Michelle Bachman is a joke....!

    March 22, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    What they want and what they get are two completely different things. Sore loosers!!!!

    March 22, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  22. ETM

    This woman does not belong in Congress; she belongs in a mental institution. But if Republicans want to follow her off the cliff by demanding repeal of expanded coverage of young adults by their parents, reinstatement of denial of insurance coverage because of preexisting conditions or limits on benefits, etc., then they should go right ahead and join her in oblivion..

    March 22, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  23. linda

    Send this lunatic fringe, wingnut idiot packing!

    March 22, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  24. Own The Message Democrats ... sheezz

    The so-called WILL OF THE PEOPLE is the newest GOP bumper sticker phrase? Who do they think they are fooling? I'd love to see someone outside of the tabloid journalists challenge a politician the next time they use that phrase. How, EXACTLY did you become aware of the "WILL OF THE PEOPLE" is the initial question TV reporters should be asking.

    By the people, what Michele Bachmann means is that the group of orchestrated, fake grass roots demonstraters that the GOP arranged to come down to town hall meetings.

    The Democrats really let the GOP lie and misrepresent the Healthcare Reform Bill for way too long and that's why they are seeing such tight polls around this.

    March 22, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Bedtime for Obonzo

    And keeping bringing them on until we have a new majority in 2010, and a new president in 2012.

    Note to Dems - Obamacare was passed with overwhelming bipartisan opposition.

    March 22, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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