Senate to vote on repeal of health care law
February 2nd, 2011
04:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Senate to vote on repeal of health care law

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday are expected to block a Republican effort to consider repealing the health care reform bill passed last year.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal the health care overhaul. However, Democrats hold a majority in the Senate, dooming the chances of a similar measure being proposed by the Republican minority as an amendment to another bill.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Republicans = Fascists

    Go ahead and have the vote. All I can say is that if you have a (D) behind your name, you better vote NO or else you won't have a job next year.

    February 2, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Americans across the country, including Barack Obama agree that we can do much better than ObamaCare.
    We have no way to pay for it. Health care costs have already gone up because of it. It was a bad implementation of a good idea...health care reform.

    Here's an idea...why not vote to repeal it and then force the Republicans to come up with a better Health Care reform act prior to 2012? Everyone knows they would have to. Many of us know they would. They would create something that actually works and is paid for.

    February 2, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Democrats this is a freaking no-brainer: shoot it down. Unite and stand by the fruits of your efforts for well over a year. To do otherwise would remove all doubt as to your weak-spined inability to stand firm on your convictions, and would be a gross injustice to the Americans that you said you were looking out for.

    February 2, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. gt

    it doesent matter... the courts are going to rule one way or the other... work on jobs....

    February 2, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. diridi

    Don't you ever repeal this nation's dire needed legislation of Health Care reform....GOP will lose like worst dogs in next elections...Senate...we vote for you....remember 2012....Go for Dems.....Go for Obama 2012!!!! Nation needs this health care reform...do not be sold out to GOP thugs....please...please....please....we need this health care law as much as we need fin. reg. reform....pass anti-lobby, senate and congress term-limits....

    February 2, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Oregon Calling

    Are you kidding me?!?!?!

    Peace :-)

    February 2, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    if the GOP spent as much time trying to create jobs as they are trying to destroy healthcare we might have an unemployment number fall lower than 9%. Then again if unemlpoyment does indeed go down that only makes Obama look BETTER and we can't have that now can we? Too bad instead of letting the SCOTUS decide this, because like the last 4 judges they'll do it on politcal basis, we just can't let the American people decide. Why not just put it on the ballot in 2012?

    February 2, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. gerry luimes

    The last words on H.C. have not yet been spoken in a country that has the best medical knowledge,but the poorest public coverage.

    February 2, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  9. Survey says......

    HEY Washington!!!! Stop wasting time and money. Where are the jobs? WHERE are the JOBS??? WTF ARE THE JOBS?????????

    February 2, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  10. Tish

    These people need to remember why they were elected. The Rebubs are screwed for 2012. They have shown their true colors. I want job creation, spending cuts. Not reinventing the wheel and wasting tax papers time and money.

    February 2, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Whatever

    Since the GOP will not focus on anything other than Healthcare... take the vote and let all the GOP rhetoric go down in flames and maybe We, the People will start SCREAMING again – – JOBs, JOBs, JOBs. The GOP feels that as long as they can distract and make it about Healthcare they will probably get reelected. I don't think so...

    AMEND the dang bill to put in the single payor option that the GOP refused the first time around. Funny how they hate a bill that is a replica of their protype of years ago. If amendments don't work, then send the dang bill to the Supreme Court.

    I don't like that the Supreme Court has a lifetime job. WTH???

    February 2, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |