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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soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. jim in tx

    Um, you lost, move on.

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

    Yes – Tell 32M Americans you are taking away their Healthcare

    Tell parents they are taking their kids off their insurance

    Tell Cancer patients they can have their insurance taken away because they have preexisting conditions.

    Good luck with that!

    March 22, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. Earl Grogan

    To the Republican Congress,

    I don't believe in political parties but you all scare me. In the name of democracy you want to limit peoples rights and what they can do because it's against your belief? If you restrict the peoples rights and replace them with government decrees that's communism not democracy. For 8 very long years the Republicans were completely in charge of the government and look where we are now. The old ways do not work anymore, move forward not backwards. Just because you and your families can afford to pay $60-$1400 per month for health care doesn't mean the rest of us can, especially after we retire. Figure out a way to actually help the American people you claim to represent by creating new ideas rather than putting others ideas down. Stop thinking you're a Republican first and an american second.

    March 22, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Terry in Iowa

    As an American, I respectfully disagree with Rep. Bachmann. It's evident that congress listened to those who voted them into office. Thank you President Obama and Speaker Pelosi for listening to the voters and not listening to a vocal minority.

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. the patriott

    Dear Ms. Bachmann, your efforts today and committment to freedom brings tears of joy to this soldiers eyes. Thank you for your act of tru valor. We walk hand-and-hand! Thank you for your committment to common sense and fiscal responsibiltiy. Thank you for protesting this unconstitutional mandate. But most of all, thank you for once again making me proud to be an american. Good luck, and God bless!

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Chas

    Sore Losers! No more need be said.

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. Jim

    What a sick, vengeful, spiteful woman. She can't handle loosing. Let me tell you something, Ms. Bachmann, You have no idea what the majority wants. You only care what your investors, the large corporations want.

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. shucks

    Who cares. I guess she wants to be the next Palin.

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. joesmom

    Since the Republicans lost this battle (because they had no alternative ideas), I guess the only thing to do is flood the court system with taxpayer funded frivilous lawsuits. Gee, how else can they waste my money???

    March 22, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Calvin E. Davis

    "Nor will we forget his "Courage", for standing up for all the American People in this country, who needed "Health Care Reform"!
    Thank you Mr. President , Madam Speaker & Democrartic Party!

    From a greatful... "American Citiizen"!

    March 22, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Mark in Atlanta

    Won't happen. Still work to be done, but Obama's health care reform will be remembered as one of the great triumphs of American civilization. FINALLY, we will make sure ALL our citizens have access to decent health care.

    Bachmann and the other Republicans are in such a fury because they know they are so impotent. Did you see Boehner? I thought he was going to cry. To bad, dead enders. Change is happening. Change is the will of the American people. You have consigned yourselves to the dustbin of history.

    March 22, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. sharon

    After the "baby killer"statement Tx. congressman and all those that think they are all that and then some file.......please, someone have a list of all these FINE folk printed up for all to see..................................

    LARGE LETTERS would be great.

    Then they can be put into print for ALL to see.........

    better yet..................they can be shredded and used for kitty litter.

    March 22, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Randy, San Francisco

    Enough is enough. The GOP only has one strategy: delay, obstruct, and vote no on everything.

    March 22, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. Michael

    While it is illegal for a member of Congress to be working for an individual corporation, it is apparently fine for Republicans to be working for the insurance industry in general.
    Technically, I suppose they shouldn't pose as "representatives" – it is assumed that means representing the public – but they DO represent an industry...but then they should probably not receive a salary from public funds and charge the insurance companies directly for services rendered.

    March 22, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Brian phoenix

    Actually, Ms.Bachmann, the American people are going to remember that the Party of NO has used lies, fear, hate and racial ephets to keep health care from the American people. I fail to understand how providing health care to an additional 32 million Americans is bad or is it true, as it seems, that Repugnat health care is "if you get sick, please die quicly" .

    March 22, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  16. Lisa P

    Pure craziness. But then I would expect nothing less from Bachman or DeMint. November should take care of them, and long past due say I.

    March 22, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. Doyle Wiley, MI

    Where was Michele Bachmann voice when Bush started two wars half way around the world.

    March 22, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  18. phill

    Bachman is a NUT!!!!! They keep saying that Democrats "have ignored the will of the people" That is NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 22, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. Scottyrw

    Madhatter Michele is at it again. The Right just has to plug her into a socket then throw the switch and watch her scream and go dancing around yelling "the sky is falling". She sees things in her dreams that tells the direction to go! Oh! and the voices, I almost forgot about the voices that only she hears because she is special that tell her what to say and do! Death Panels and the boogie man are hiding behind most of the bushes in and around Washington DC.

    March 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  20. JR

    Republican really do live in some other world, one not based in reality.

    March 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  21. Brian from CA

    Ah yes...Palin's buddy wants healthcare reform repealed...LOL!!! Why doesn't she first try and repeal Medicare/Medicaid and see how that one goes THEN she can start on this reform....that is if she still has a job after that.

    Way to put the American people first, lady. This just exemplifies the real motivations of the republican party....and those motivations DO NOT include the American people.

    March 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  22. Ken Cramton

    From my understanding, although the bill now becomes law. If there is anything in the reconciliation debate and vote that changes the Senate version one iota , then this has to go back to the Senate for up or down vote if it cannot be reconciled. Then what do we have? The Senate version becomes law w ithout the benefit of any changes as the house wanted? And how do the house members feel about what they were sold? Strange working that the framers of our constitution must be rolling in their graves . I know there was the intent for both houses to do this as it was originally laid out. You don't make up the rules as you go as we have heard one proclaim on the house floor.

    March 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. Brian

    Um, once the bill is signed into law on Tuesday, won't the President need to sign a repeal of the law after the fact? Does Bachmann even think that will happen, or is it her intention to drag Obama down in the mud again? Republicans looking really, really bad right now, down the the 'babykiller" comment last nite.

    March 22, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  24. Thierry

    Trillions of dollars have been spent to fight many wars and support relief programs around the world, way to far and too unrealistic for American people. Health care, charity and prosperity must begin at home. If Health Care Bill reform could not be agreed and seemed to be a war between R and D, then the wars to defend other countries' democracies will be lost. It is not the time to disagree, but to get "your hands dirty" and move forward, of course with adjustments to do down the road, but at least it will deliver. There is no time for procrastination.

    March 22, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  25. LoneWolf777

    A fair number of Republicans must be reaching for the Maalox about now.

    March 22, 2010 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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