House set to vote on health care repeal
January 19th, 2011
08:43 AM ET
4 years ago

House set to vote on health care repeal

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives plans to vote Wednesday on whether to repeal President Barack Obama's controversial health care overhaul, a priority for the House's new Republican majority.

The House is expected to favor repeal, but the Democratic-controlled Senate is highly unlikely to follow suit. Even if they did, President Barack Obama would almost certainly veto such a bill.

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  1. wiredweirdoinSF

    Majority of citizens against it, 26 states more than half, have joined suit to stop it, HR will vote to repeal. Reid won't even let it be discussed and for sure not voted on in Senate and Obama says he will veto the repeal, if it did come to him. There is that democrat liberal vision of democracy in action. KInda reminds you of something that would go on in Russia, Cuba, or Venezuala doesn't it. And yet our corrupt, inept, incompetent president is lecturing the President of China on participative government. Democrat liberal hypocrisy in action.

    January 19, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    We pay a lot of taxes to have new House Republicans put on a futile political show instead of working to modify a bill already passed (if modification is needed).
    The functioning of Congress costs money, as driving one's car burns gas.
    Paying for the health insurance of congressional representatives while they "work" costs money.
    Let politicians pay for their own advertisements.

    January 19, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  3. mlc in CA

    This from the party that suggests it wants to move "forward." How will they do that? By continuing to say "no" to legislation that a majority of Americans need and want? Republicans are posturing at best, and being blindsided by their own prejudice and reckless disregard for the welfare of all Americans, not just those who fill their coffers at election time.

    January 19, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. gt

    kill it and start over...

    January 19, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    REPEAL? Like that's ever gonna happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 19, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. rs

    Once the Republicans vote to strip the public of their right not to be dropped by insurers because they are sick, or keep seniors from being financially ruined by presription meidicne costs, I think we can declare the Republicans the party of the 2 percenters. We'll call them that because they only really represent the ideals of America's richest, and not the other 98 % struggling to get by. For us, they ignore the need to keep working well beyond retirement age for a salary and insurance; they ignore living with "pre-existing conditions" that will keep us out of private medical insurance; they lavish the rich with tax breaks, and supporting big business as if they were citizens while working to impoverish the rest of us to those businesses. Yes, this is a watershed day when we see Republicans for what they are: prostitutes to big business.

    January 19, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |