Health care repeal bill clears key hurdle in House
January 7th, 2011
11:19 AM ET
11 years ago

Health care repeal bill clears key hurdle in House

Washington (CNN) - Legislation repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul cleared a key procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives Friday, likely setting up a final House vote to undo the measure next Wednesday.

Filed under: Congress • Healthcare
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Marry

    One could laugh if it was not so sad. Finally something useful has been accomplished when it comes to bringing the healthcare system into the 21century and then the people fall for all kinds of lies and cream to “repeal” it. They just can’t help wanting the insurance industries to get rich and richer and the people to stay dumb and sick. Wow, how impressing!

    January 7, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. David Durboraw

    They need to fix some of the stuff that is in the bill. Repeal it and start over and take ur time. I was always taught to do it right the first time. We all know the Federal Government never does anything right the first time. Just fix it!!!!!

    January 7, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. AEK

    And up goes the deficit by another $230 billion. Extend the tax cuts for the top 1% of the wealthiest Americans, up goes the deficit by another $700 billion. Nice work on that commitment to the American people to do everything your power to reduce it. But, that line did get you elected and for the Republicans that's all that really matters. "Screw the American people working for a living, we're back in charge now!"

    January 7, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Way to go Republicans!!! THIS is why we replaced 66 DemocRATS with 66 Republicans last Nov. We want this huge healthcare entitlement STOPPED. Only a drugged donkey could try and tell people that 35 MILLION people can be insured and it will not cost the taxpayers any money, but oh yeah, it even SAVES money. DemocRATS think the American people are complete morons.

    January 7, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. Jeff the Libertarian

    The passage of the health care bill is why the Republicans got elected in the first place. Most of us understand that Obama was handed a crummy economy, but instead of finding a way to get health benefits to the unemployed (but looking for work), he moved forward with a very costly health care program that we can't afford at this time.
    I realize that any party gaining a majority can do harm, but in this case, we can undo the damage. Finally the Republicans are focusing on something other than going to war.

    January 7, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. soe

    Too bad the Republicans choose to waste time and taxpayer money on something they have even admitted will never happen.

    January 7, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. Orlando American

    Can the media please just be upfront and honest beyond this 'symbolic' nonsense from politicians? The so-called repeal has absolutely no chance of passing nor any way to pay for it.

    These politicians are actually pushing for a $230 Billion increase to the deficit, not decrease. That is the real 'symbolism' of this waste of our tax dollars and time, especially when there are so many other important issues our legislators should be addressing.

    January 7, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. SayWhat

    WHy waste time GOP? This will never get past the Senate or a Presidential veto. You are playing to your small minded audience instead of taking up the reigns to legislate responsibly. Start working on jobs and the deficit or you will be going home in two years.

    January 7, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. vic nashville tn

    Republicans stick with their agenda waste of time it will die in the senate

    Last year same time passing the bill this year repealing the bill

    Our country in two war and unemployment rate at 9.4% we running out of time our congress wasting time

    January 7, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  10. malabar

    But Americans want their premiums to go up! we love the fact that over 200 businesses get to opt out. sum folks are more equal than others, whats more liberal than that?

    January 7, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  11. rs

    I hope that each and every Republican member of the House of Representatives who votes to repeal Healthcare Reform first un-enrolls themselves and their families from their federally provided healthcare plans given them as members of Congress. To do otherwise reveals them to be lying hypocrits bent on blowing the national budget, and furthering the destruction of the poor and middle classes.

    January 7, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  12. Fed up in Texas

    Did you know?
    That taxpayers pay 75% of all congressional health care premiums.
    That Congress can have all family members on their plan, and from day 1, there is no waiting period, the coverage is
    immediate and unquestioned.
    So, here we are, Republicans willing to deny coverage for those who have none, children who need it the most, while
    they cozy up to the insurance company lobbyists and reap the benefits of a free ride from those who pay taxes, but
    cannot afford their own insurance. Sadly the worst is yet to come, and has already started with backtracks on the
    "Contract" promises, repeals, desires to re-write some of the Constitution they were so anxious to read to appease
    the Tea Party, while two members went to a party, yet voted illegally due to the swearing in laws that were ignored?
    Better put the cork back in the champagne bottle until you get the whole picture.

    January 7, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    While it is going to be largely symbolic, it does clearly demonstrate, that the people of this country, are not at all happy, with ObamaCare.

    January 7, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  14. john, PA

    Senate Democrats better learn; we want Obama repealed; we the American people are going to vent again in 2012 when we will vote you and Obama out of office!

    This midterm election was a mandate to stop Obama and the Democrats in charge.
    You better learn to agree on a lot more of what the American people want:
    Repeal Obama care!
    Cut taxes!
    Close the border!
    End ear marks!

    Senate Democrats, when the vote to override Obama’s veto come up,

    January 7, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  15. wiredweirdoinSF

    Since the polling indicates that Americans want the repeal 46% to 40%, why won't old union lips Reid put it on the Senate floor for action and why is that Kenyan village idiot the unions stole the election for threatening to veto it. Did they not both say they would do the will of the American people after the election? Yet the ultra liberal CNN makes headlines out of the new Congress modifying some of their goals and Cafferty claims they are liars. But CNN will deny any bias, won't they.

    January 7, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |