House to begin work on health care law substitute
January 20th, 2011
03:31 PM ET
4 years ago

House to begin work on health care law substitute

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans stepped up their campaign against President Obama's health care overhaul Thursday, voting to begin drafting a measure to replace the controversial new law.

Thursday's vote followed a first move Wednesday, when the GOP-controlled House voted largely on partisan lines to repeal the health care overhaul, fulfilling a Republican promise from last fall's midterm election.

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  1. Me

    yeah, but the healthcare reform law we got is similar to and contains many provisions of the GOP plans of the past

    January 20, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    This is what leadership in congress looks like. Bring out something that makes sense for America and the future of our health care system that doesn't sacrifice cost and quality of care all in the name of access. It can be done sensibly and this is what we will see. The Republicans are not hampered by debts to the medical legal lobby or the SEIU or the AMA and they can create an honest health care reform law that gives full access without drastically increasing costs, destroying our economy or breaking the US Treasury. Watch how it is done.

    January 20, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. S. In California

    And just who is paying the bill for this? Make sure you send it to their base of racist, uneducated supporters because WE the American people ARE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR IT. I say let's take OUR country back from these lice.

    January 20, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    The Republicans have always agreed with several aspects of TRUE reform but the Democrats have continuously lied to the American people about it. They will be proposing true refrom and not a giant new healthcare entitlement program that will bankrupt this country. But make no mistake, there is NO FREE LUNCH. If you force healthcare companies to cover everybody, without limits, and provide all types of new coverages, IT WILL COST MORE.

    January 20, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  5. Leo

    My comment probably won't get posted since for some reason they never do. However....don't we have better things to do than to have congress jump through this political circuis?

    January 20, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  6. vic nashville tn

    Past two years last congress spend majority of their time on health care

    Look like next two years this congress will spend their time on health care

    What is going on ? this is the reason majority Americans didn’t approve congress job

    January 20, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    This is not creating jobs and is not going to be something that ever EVER gets passed. This is more symbolic wang waving nonsense from the people who, for the past two years refused to participate in any manner, presented a brochure style "budget" without any numbers in it as their "alternative" and lied themselves (and their base) into a frothing frenzy over the ACA in the first place, continuously arguing that things aren't in the ACA that are actually in it. What it comes down to is that they want credit for something they didn't do and for something that they're now doing that will never get done.

    January 20, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. Len

    Sounds like they are really working on getting jobs.....what hypocrits....they would rather eliminate 52 million americans from health care. Folks, they will still go to the emergency room for care and we will pay for it because our premimums will go up...they just want to line the insurance companies and their pockets...wake up america.

    January 20, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    Give it up republikans. WHAT ABOUT JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. REMEMBER YOUR CAMPAIGN PLEDGES.
    Thanks again to all the fools who voted these people to congress. You reap what you sow.

    January 20, 2011 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Now that the republicans have repealed any hope for the uninsured, the children, and those with preexisting conditions, does my 90 year old mother have to give back her $250 for help in buying her prescription drugs? To the uninformed right wingnuts, leadership is not eliminating health reform without presenting your own. Doing what the repubs are doing shows no leadership, but I am interested in seeing the republican plan called 'Boner Care.'

    January 20, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans have lied about death panels, a government takeover, job killing, and more. Now they want to add $230 billion to our debt with their ill thought out repeal. Not one of their assertions has been truthful, but after all, they are republicans and lying is all they got.

    January 20, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |