House votes to repeal health care law against long odds
January 19th, 2011
06:50 PM ET
12 years ago

House votes to repeal health care law against long odds

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives voted to repeal the Obama administration's signature health-care legislation Wednesday evening, a vote the newly elected Republican majority called a fulfillment of their No. 1 campaign promise.

The bill, dubbed the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act," passed 245-189. Three Democrats joined a unanimous Republican caucus on the vote.


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  1. Larry

    The successful passage of Health Law repeal, in the House of Representatives, goes to show the great extent to which criminal syndicates have penetrated the fabric of this country. This should be a wake up call to all progressives; stop wining, get back to work and put the sons of darkness back into the cage where they belong.

    January 19, 2011 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  2. Chipster

    Republicans promise to have an alternative – we've seen their alternative: ban Medicare and the VA from negotiating lower prices for medications, donut holes in the UNFUNDED prescription drug plan that cost seniors thousands each year and add to the deficit, continue to pay for uninsured patients who go to the ER for emergency treatment because they can't afford a doctor. Taxpayers pay for the emergency care. We can no longer afford to allow insurance companies to kick people off of insurance when they get sick and denial of treatment by faceless BODs! When will voters learn that the GOP serves the corporate interests and provide corporate welfare?

    January 19, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  3. Carmelle

    And this did what exactly? Are the tea party members really that easy to fool?

    Now what?

    January 19, 2011 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  4. GonzoinHouston

    The bill has no chance in Hades of becoming law, yet they claim it as a great victory and a campaign promise fulfilled. So, the law doesn't have to really be repealed, as long as just the House votes for it. Somebody out there either has a low standard of fulfillment or a weak grip on reality.

    Sooner or later the Tea Partiers are going to discover the same thing that the Christian conservatives discovered about the GOP; you've been had.

    January 19, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  5. mlc in CA

    The party of "NO!" stays on course. What a waste of time. We are the only first world nation that hasn't provided affordable health care for our citizens, and now that we have a leader who is welling to stand up to the private interests of greed and selfishness that have made health care a luxury for those with money and jobs, the party of No can do nothing but cry, balk, and try to turn back the clock. This is pathetic. I am embarrassed for these buffoons, and for the poor deluded people who allowed them to take office.

    January 19, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  6. J.V.Hodgson

    I see, it remains "job killing" not "job crushing." so much for political civility and honesty. They go out the window when it suits. Rah Rah Boehner for proving how deceitful and disingenous Republicans actually are repeatedly.
    Do I need to list them: Wilson you lie to the President, death panels check out on Politifact .com, same with government takeover of health care all totally blown busted and still they say it. What do you do with independently certified liars?
    I know what I do and it is not to vote for them. There are many more examples, that fall into disingenous rather than out right lies.
    Yes Dems are guilty as well but frankly far, far less than GOP per a recent Post/ABC poll,on that matter.

    January 20, 2011 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  7. Peter s

    Okay repeal!! but what is your solution?

    January 20, 2011 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
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