House Republicans launch all-out assault on health care law
July 10th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

House Republicans launch all-out assault on health care law

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans launched an all-out assault Tuesday against President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law, holding a series of committee hearings and other events ahead of a planned vote Wednesday on repealing the measure.

At news conferences, in media interviews and before congressional panels, GOP opponents of the 2010 Affordable Care Act depicted it as an unwarranted government intrusion in their health decisions that would reduce patients to commodities treated on a cost basis.

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  1. Jaded

    This is what you call beating a dead horse.

    July 10, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  2. indie52

    Let's just waste more of the taxpayers money. The party of NO knows any bill to repeal healthcare will get killed in the Senate let alone the veto pen. Talk about flogging a dead horse at the taxpayers expense. If anything needs to be repealed and replaced it would be the GOP.

    July 10, 2012 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  3. Thomas

    To bad they can't vote on another 10 year war .

    Must be nice to be paid for doing nothing !

    July 10, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Vote the useless bums out. They ran on jobs jobs jobs, and all they can do is waste time on abortion and repealing healthcare. What a bunch of overpaid useless bums.

    July 10, 2012 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  5. chuck weidemann

    Real productive,then go on tv and tell the nation how Obama isn't doing anything about jobs or the deficit!!! Tell us how hard you're working to make everything better....let's spend the next 3 years reversing the last 3 then get ready for the next election!!!! How about we move forward with the program and give it our best shot.....?

    July 10, 2012 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  6. J.V.Hodgson

    Almost all the claims Republicans make against health care are when fact checked not accurate in more than 50 % of cases.
    I think most people would therefore if they insist on looking at health care come up with legislative amendments to improve it and stop the repeal nonsense.
    Actually, I would like them to vote on some real Jobs legislation not related to tax reduction and also tell us precisely they are going to fund what they say as well. This is what they demand of DEMS and Obama
    They might also address the real problems of the upcoming cliff with somethings that have a real chance of getting done. In effect that means agree ing $2.1 tr of savings in total to avoid the Budget Act arbitrary cuts.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    July 10, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  7. Howard

    When Romney realized that Romney care was not the answer, he changed course ... but, Obama has decided to double down on his failed policies. While Democrats point out similarities between the federal health care law and the one Romney implemented in Massachusetts, others note Obama's raises 21 taxes, Romney's raised none.

    July 10, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  8. wakiya lewis

    Just goes to show that congress is wasting time on something that is not as important as creating more jobs. Enough is enough with this health care. Nobody will have health care if we don't spend the time to find a way to create more jobs..where are you plans for that?

    July 10, 2012 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  9. Stu Nahan

    80% of physicians will QUIT medicine in america. Can you still not see barry destroyer in chief soeltoro for what he truly is?

    July 10, 2012 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  10. Donkey Party

    That's the 30th attempt. GOP, pay the taxpayers back for doing absolutely nothing while in 9ongress. You GOP dogs should be tried for treason and shot. Such contempt and malice for America can't go unpunished.

    July 10, 2012 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  11. Chris

    Another completely empty gesture from our do-nothing Republican Congress members. All they do is sit around, mindlessly vote against every bill from the Democrats while proposing bills themselves they know in advance have no chance of passing.

    July 10, 2012 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  12. Marie MD

    Can somebody tell these teapublikkkans morons to stop it! Enough wasting money, our taxpayer money, on issues that have already been solved.
    How about the jobs you ran on in 2010? How about the BISHOP'S 2010 TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? They are more important than anything else, except for bain, of course! And corporations are people, and he doesn't care about poor people, and animal abuse and bullying a gay prep student. Gosh, the list goes on and on.

    July 10, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  13. Gurgyl

    This tells the entire nation that these Republicans are just idiots, thugs of this nation and proving themselves Cult. Nonsense. Just drive these thugs out in November. Vote direct democratic ticket and Obama12. Period.
    PS: shhhhh did I forget that this election is all about Rich v/s American Middle Class.

    July 10, 2012 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    At least they continue with GOP stupidity. Under the leadership of Boehner and his crying about jobs in 2010, they have passed only anti abortion bills, reaffirmed "In God We Trust," and named a half dozen post offices. Along with Cantor, congress republicans have exhibited the worst case of welfare abuse.

    July 10, 2012 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  15. exrepublican

    Prior to November 2010, Boenher was constantly yelling, "jobs, jobs, jobs". He said if the republicans regained the house there WILL be jobs, jobs, jobs. He was misleading us then and he is toying with us now. He knew in 2010 if they regained the house they would do whatever it took to make Obama look bad. It's been 2.5 years and the republican base is clueless of this sickening game. They are so brainwashed by faux news and rush it's funny! And sad.

    July 10, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  16. Are you kidding me?

    Waste of time again. Instead of focusing in jobs they go back to the lost battle. Get over it.

    July 10, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  17. Sue

    The majority knows that this has no chance of winning Senate approval. However, it is great that a very bright light will be spot lighting the Democrats in the House, to see whether they vote in favor of Obamacare--now that the Supreme Court has confirmed that Obamacare is a tax--the largest tax ever forced on citizens in the history of our country. It was interesting that Obama's lawyers also called it a tax-when they were defending Obamacare in front of the Supremes.

    July 10, 2012 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  18. Jules

    Another great use of their time. You better hurry and repeal this because once people frind out how it benefits them you will not be able to repeal it.

    July 10, 2012 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  19. American

    Another wasteful political theater that has no chance of passing, instead of focusing on jobs.

    Vote it out in November.

    July 10, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |