November 3rd, 2010
06:09 AM ET
12 years ago

Repeal 'Obamacare': GOP will try at least

Washington ( - "Repeal Obamacare!" might be the battle cry that swept Republicans into control of the House, but making good on the promise will be tough.

GOP candidates pledged that their first item of business would be repealing and replacing health care laws passed in March that would insure 30 million Americans without health care coverage.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Ron

    I can't believe that the question of moving forward on a high-dollar boondoggle like healthcare is even a consideration, given the magnitude to the win in the house and the loss of senate seats.

    There is common ground to revamping a heathcare system that preys on the middle class and wastes tax revenue.

    If nothing more was learned in this election, it should have been to limit the growth of governmental intervention. The people have decided that small business will lead this nation back to prosperity and that the creation of the private sector job market is the nation's driving need.

    Luckily, regardless of the direction that a portion of Massachusetts, Nevada and California still wish to trod, this election will force the old regimes and the new members of the legislative branch to be more cognizant of the will of the people.

    If not, those members, without regard to party affiliation, will find there tenure in the capitol quite short.

    November 3, 2010 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  2. Jerold TAbbott

    The health care law is a vile, vulgar, and disgraceful abuse of individual and constitutional rights, which has opened the door for government to use whatever force, do whatever it wants to individual Americans. I have a right to decide if I want to buy insurance. I have a right to choose if I want to contribute to a charity (somebody else's health care). No government has the right to force people to do this. By saying that government does have the right to use such force, this absolutely vulgar bill sends the message that government has supreme and arbitrary control over everything that private individuals would otherwise decide to do. This is the greatest constitutional crisis in 200 years. Jefferson and Madison would feel betrayed.

    November 3, 2010 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  3. BlueDem1

    Go right ahead, Teapublicans....MAKE OUR DAY.

    November 3, 2010 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  4. AB Baltimore MD

    History is repeating itself. The Republicans attempted to repeal the Social Security legislation enacted by FDR in the 30's and failed. Seventy years later, the Republicans are now attempting to repeal President Obama's healthcare legislation and will experience the same result–failure!! The healthcare legislation will evolve, change and will improve. Once this occurs and people study, learn about the legislation and realize its benefits, they will embrace the program and spurn any attempts to weaken and repeal it.

    November 3, 2010 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  5. John

    I guess we as Americans have a short memory of which party got us into this whole mess in the first place.Like the President said we will not come out of this overnight so I wonder why all the panic.I would like to see both parties start working together and remember who they are working for.Now Republican have their chance will you continue to divide our country or work together for the benefit of all Americans

    November 3, 2010 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  6. vwrtb_30

    Buy me a plane ticket to Finland... Things are going to get bad!

    November 3, 2010 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  7. Eric

    Shouldn't their "first item of business" be trying to stimulate job growth?

    November 3, 2010 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  8. Right Leaning Independent

    GOP, you need to repeal and replace with a plan that addresses all issues including tort reform, the big Obama Pharm deal, illegal aliens running up the costs etc....

    November 3, 2010 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  9. Four and The Door

    When the Republican House puts a sensible Health Care reform Bill that reduces Health Care costs on his desk and he vetoes it, his position on Federal debt will be clear. It is what it is and he will be a one term curiosity in the record books.

    November 3, 2010 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  10. sharecropper

    Obanacare is toast, just like it's namesake.

    November 3, 2010 07:52 am at 7:52 am |