House votes to repeal health care law against long odds
January 19th, 2011
06:50 PM ET
3 years ago

House votes to repeal health care law against long odds

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Obama administration's signature health-care legislation Wednesday evening, a vote the newly elected Republican majority called a fulfillment of their No. 1 campaign promise.

The bill, dubbed the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act," passed 245-189. Three Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus on the vote.

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  1. Walter Desharnais

    I wonder how many votes from the grave put him back in the Senaten Reid should be tarred and feathered. He must be afraid that the Senate may vote to repeal the unconsitutional law.

    January 19, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  2. michael

    The House voted on something they knew wouldn't pass the Senate or get Obama's signature. Another perfect example of politicians wasting taxpayer money. Vote them all out of office.

    January 19, 2011 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  3. Andy

    This vote was a waste of time and money.

    January 19, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. Awesome dude

    So instead of creating jobs, the Republicans pass a "job killing bill" nice....

    January 19, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Superhiro

    Hooray for time wasting!

    January 19, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. brad

    and on top of that, I the Republicans won't repeal there own "socialist" government healthcare. says a lot right there if you ask me.

    January 19, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  7. Tired of the nonsense

    Everyone who voted to repeal the health care bill (which the majority of Americans wanted) should have their healthcare revoked and no insurance company offering them a policy. Let's see how they handle devastating illnesses or even simple doctor's appointments with no way to pay.

    The Republicans have proven themselves to be evil. I don't know when the moment was they got the 666 tattooed on their heads, but it's flashing like a neon sign.

    January 19, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    Even republicans think this is waste of time some one joking next two years this congress will busy repealing health care bill again again

    January 19, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. fayse

    What a complete waste of time and taxpayer money. Many Americans want the bill to be enhanced not repealed. Shouldn't the Republicans be focused on creating jobs instead of trying to "repay" their special intrests groups i.e. the Insurance companies?

    January 19, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  10. guest123

    Shame on you. Shame!

    January 19, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. lj hughes

    It a shame that they didn't try to improved the bill. It wasent perfect but I was a good start.

    January 19, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  12. Gregory York

    My response about House GOP voted for repeal of Affordable Care Act is "there is no common sense". I am accusing to GOP for no common sense who prefers for insurance companies. They are business lovers. This is sad. Thank god about Dems still have Senate and President. GOP will lose very huge in election of 2012 because of this. They are losers forever. Obama and Dems senate will stop this careless repeal act. Oh YES GOP ARE CARELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME!!!!!!

    January 19, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. ABM

    This is a total waste of time. Why are they doing this EVEN THOUGH the measure will NEVER go ANWHERE? WHY???? I wish I could recall each one of those who voted for this stupid measure.

    There are more important things (high gas prices for one) than trying to take away heathcare from citizens who need it and the protection the reform bill provides.

    I vote to take away their insurance and let them fend for themselves. I also think the we – the people – should have an override to such stupidity when 4-1 of the nation do not support the repeal.

    Now what? Do they have another measure or plan to offer? No. Just a waste.

    January 19, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  14. Albo58

    This is just the first step in REAL health care reform. Unlike Obamacare, which did NOT lower costs, which illegally mandated purchase, which graciously provides for people that are living in this country and NOT legal residents, and which put the federal monster in charge of the system, real health care reform can be achieved through a thoughtful dialogue of partys, private industry, federal and state governments.

    January 19, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  15. xavier

    That sudden jolt of pain you just felt across your back is republicans throwing us under the bus for the sake of the insurance companies.

    January 19, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  16. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    the only folks I can see this creating jobs for is lawyers. It of course will not pass the senate and President Obama has his veto pen in waiting. Perhaps now that they did something for the Tea Party bunch, if any of them happen to be CEO's they'll start hiring .

    January 19, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  17. WashingtonDCHawk

    What waste of my tax dollars.... you all have spent the last days trying to repeal health care, how come you all did not start within The House of Representatives health care... try being without health care....

    January 19, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  18. Alan

    what bunch of useless tools

    January 19, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  19. WashingtonDCHawk

    by the way.... No. 1 campaign promise.... humm makes one wonder what's next....

    January 19, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  20. Squigman

    This moment in time should be forever remembered. The wealthy, as well as the corporate boardrooms of mega insurance companies have finally won a hard fought victory over the masses, The masses were stampeded into a frenzy and convinced that voting agains't their own self interest, was actually in their best interest. Again, hats off to the great mis-informed, You've had your say, and you've rolled over in complete submission to your oppressors. That's the way to show your independance, in your convoluted thought process. Idiots.

    January 19, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  21. Marty, FL

    In reality, these politicians wastefully voted to repeal covering our children's pre-existing conditions, closing donut-holes for our seniors, caring for our college kids until 26, preventing insurance rescissions, etc...rather than working together for realistic improvements.

    January 19, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  22. Kate

    how is that considered "against long odds" ????

    January 19, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  23. Marie MD

    Hey rethugs were are the jobs? You are going to waste precious time on something that has already passed and those who are taking advantage of the rewards are happy to have it?
    Then again . . . . . . that's the rethug way. Take away from the poor and the vanishing middle class to give to the rich and corporations.

    January 19, 2011 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  24. chuck

    What a waste of time and money. The GOP again proves it cannot be trusted with the business of everyday Americans.

    January 19, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  25. John

    The Party of No is back! I promise to vote the bums out!

    January 19, 2011 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
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