March 22nd, 2010
05:40 PM ET
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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. Josh

    Yeah um... good luck with that.

    March 22, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Sonya

    The People won't forget the obstructionist republican party either!!! The party of no solutions!!! All BARK no BITE!!!!! It's too bad that all they won't to do is divide this country so they can continue to ravage it for their own greed! Under the screen of Patriotism.

    March 22, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. eyesofnewt

    The U.S. health system spends a higher portion of its gross domestic product than any other country but ranks only 37 out of 191 countries according to its performance, a WHO report finds. The United Kingdom, which spends just six percent of GDP on health services, ranks 18th.

    Yes America, finally a few steps forward. Just say no to the GOP party of no!

    March 22, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. GJ

    Good luck with that, crazy lady.

    March 22, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  5. glenn

    Repeal it? Let's make a deal. Offer a better plan, and pass it to replace the new law. I 'll stand by Obama and the brave Demos' until the GOP comes up with something better. Let's see how proactive the GOP is with the reconciliation process. Just show us what stuff you're made of.

    March 22, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. Mike, Albany

    Bachmann is a clown and an idiot. Nothing she does should be taken seriously.

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

    Ah, she is funny:)

    March 22, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. LacrosseMom

    First of all, its amusing to see that the far-right is so silent on CNN's blogs today! They must all have the day off after working for the GOP nonstop last week!

    Bachman, is a nut. Poor woman! Anyone who wants to repeal the Healthcare Bill is someone who doe not care that thousands of Americans DIE EVERY YEAR in our Nation because they do not have healthcare.

    For months I have been making the same comments not once, has any Conservative responded to my blogging about the thousands of Americans that die because of lack of healthcare every year. Not once.

    Hypocrites.

    March 22, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  9. Repeal of Medicare For All ... I don't think so ... Homey Don't Play That

    I can't believe Ms. Bachmann or Jim DeMint wants to repeal the recently passed Healthcare Insurance Reform bill ... also known as the Medicare-For-All bill.

    I don't think Senior Citizens are going to sit still for that.

    As of result of Medicare-For-All, children with pre-existing conditions can NO LONGER BE DENIED insurance coverage.

    As a result of Medicare-For-All, Insurance companies can NO LONGER YANK COVERAGE from you in the middle of LIFE SAVING treatments for cancer.

    Bring it on Ms. Bachmann.

    March 22, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. karren campbell

    In all due respect when you lie you lose and this is the greatest thing to shut your mouth that has come along.

    March 22, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. David in MO

    Irresponsible? Really? I think the honorable congresswoman should look very, very hard in a mirror. Shame on the Republican party for the lies, the fear mongering, the play to the basist possible emotions, even racism and homophobia. Irresponsible indeed!

    March 22, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. Bingo

    Despite the bipartisan opposition and public disapproval by the majority of the citizens against this horrible bill, there is, unfortunately, no chance that the tyrannical Democratic majority of the House and Senate will vote to repeal this travesty. But thank you Congresswoman Bachmann for trying to do what the American people want done.

    March 22, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. fishyonekenobi

    The depth of stupidity that this insurance company lap dogs is willing to go to is utterly amazing. It's so ironic to want to condem others to death while pretending to be pro life. I personally know one person who's life will be saved because he has a pre-existing condition. If the health care execs want huge profits and bonuses they should go to Wall Street where even criminal negligence is handsomely rewarded.

    March 22, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  14. CHIPS

    I have pick up all you'll marbles. Now you can go home. Game over.

    March 22, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. Gus

    Backmann, DeMint, Cantor, and Romney are 4 of the lightest lightweights in modern political history. The Republican Party is a shadow of its former self.

    March 22, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  16. Desmond in Canada

    These naysayers are TRAGIC. The American people elected their reps including the President, to govern with wisdom and in truth. The claim that they are against the legislation is just that – a claim. You need to stop telling the American people whta they really believe. My view is that the GOP will pay a heavy price for its colluding to again try and rob the American people of an excellent LIFE SAVING AND ENHANCING act . By this bill, the American people have won!

    March 22, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  17. Ardis

    I think the American people will not forget Rep. Bachmann caring more about the profits of big business then the health of the American citizens. I know I won't.

    March 22, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  18. Chris

    Another hypocritical insurance industry mouthpiece, masquerading as a populist. The American people voted you chumps out of power for a reason, twit – ergo, your non-existent "ideas" for "reform" that never came. The only "overwhelming objections" came from teabagger echo chambers that are anything but representative of the American people. Charlatans!

    March 22, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Lynda/Minnesota

    This must be Bachmann's Waterloo, eh? Looking mighty foolish there, Gopers. Mighty foolish indeed.

    Ah, well. Nothing newsworthy in that, is there?

    March 22, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    this woman is a moron...republicans are not in touch with what the majority of america wants...they believe their myopic view of things has to be the truth, when in reality they can't see the truth right in front of their faces

    March 22, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  21. tanbiker2

    One hopes this woman's children become deathly ill very soon.

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

    Wow, Republicans just don't know when to quit, do they? There's a reason the GOP candidate didn't take it in 2008, and it was because a majority of the people want healthcare reform, despite what a vocal minority claim.

    March 22, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. sonny chapman

    Repubs. hate losing more than they care about real people & their real problems.

    March 22, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. polly

    Amen. Keep fighting the good fight. The American way of life is based on freedom, allowing us to make our own choices. That is our God-given right. I can't believe how much is taken for granted in this country. Count your blessings people. You basically get to do whatever you want every day of your life. Thank God for people who understand how valuable this country is and who appreciate what other's have given their lives for.

    March 22, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. darlene kaari

    what can i do to help... i don't have a lot of money, but i do have time

    March 22, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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