Senate to hold vote on repeal of health care law
February 1st, 2011
01:53 PM ET
12 years ago

Senate to hold vote on repeal of health care law

Washington (CNN) - Senate leaders from both political parties have agreed to hold a vote on legislation repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - a top priority of GOP congressional leaders.

The vote will likely be held either Tuesday or Wednesday.


Filed under: Harry Reid • Health care • Mitch McConnell
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. McConnell is an IDIOT

    McConnell is an IDIOT!

    Instead of focusing on passing a legislation on jobs jobs jobs they campaigned on...these IDIOTs GOP-Tea Party freaks are posturing and blustering to satisfy their right-wing NUT cases in repealing HC!!!

    go figure!

    February 1, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Adalbert

    What is really wrong with our new HC system that it does not eliminate the profiteers. The insurance cartels are making out like bandits. Their republican lap dogs and their other puppets are making a meaningless effort to repeal our new HC law. Why? Because they and their families have an excellent HC paid for by the tax payers. So, the answer is simple, they are creating a smoke screen to please their owners the insurance cartels. These cartels are ripping us off. They take 1/3 of every single HC dollar for little or no work at all.
    We must eliminate these profiteering middleman and save billions of dollars, just like the other developed nations in the world.

    February 1, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. Eric

    How can republicans be so stubborn. There is no way you are against everything that's in the health care bill. And we all know that if you actually repealed it in its entirety you would have no intentions of actually replacing with anything. Change the parts you don't like. You're much more likely to have some success. I don't know how many of you would actually vote to get rid of the pre-existing condition and life time max clauses on their own. Probably none because you would get crucified for that, but obviously since the deep pockets that pay for your campaigns have their hands so far up your backside there's no need for strings for their puppeteer.

    February 1, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Not fooled

    Where are the jobs Republicans? Looks like the Super rich got their money and are doing nothing to create jobs. BS.

    February 1, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Former Republican, now an Independent

    This is another huge charade by these neo-con republicans. They, along with the newly elected tea partiers, just added a trillion dollars to the budget by forcing their tax breaks through for the wealthy. These extremists will always put their special interests and lobbyists ahead of the American people, and really couldn't care less about the deficit.

    February 1, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Republicans = Fascists

    I can care less about what amendments Sen. McCON wants to offer. He won't get 60 votes. He needs to stop wasting the Peoples Time, and start trying to create jobs. WHERE ARE THE JOBS? I work in the healthcare field and see firsthand that there is job growth. No thanks to republicans. Not only is there job growth in the healthcare field, there is actual training for specific medical positions that offer job placement. So the term "job killing/job crushing" is a complete farce.

    February 1, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Crazy Harry

    What a loser. When will he quit with the political grandstanding and get down to do some actual work?

    February 1, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. kyle

    After a do nothing January I can see that the GOP does not care about trying to create jobs for the unemployed.

    February 1, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. Mary

    So we will then see the names of all the Democrats who refuse to repeal this unconstitutional monumental, governmental power grab. To be followed by sweeping them out the door with their kingpin next election.

    February 1, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Where are the jobs the republicans ran on in 2010?? LIES - all lies from them AGAIN.

    February 1, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. al in memphis

    Why, Why, Why. What is it call when you do something just for the sake of saying you tried to do something–lack of conviction about actually solving the problem. Republicans just want to go back to their party base and say "we tried". Never mine the fact that if they were successful in repeal it, then they could talk about how they continue the process of ever increasing health care cost.
    BTW, isn't this like "drill baby drill"–how many GOPers are still talking about that.

    February 1, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Good. 23 democrats are up for reelection in 2012. Everyone will know what their stance on this horrible legislation is.

    February 1, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Dale

    Doctors and hospitals that is where people went when I got sick or hurt, and then big business realize there is lots of money to be made in this field Prices in everything skyrocketed.

    If the government is going to do anything they should go after these greedy profiteering price gouging businesses, and forced them to go down on their prices.

    February 1, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Cosmo

    "said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming. The GOP bill "provides a path to freedom for our states" by letting them escape a plan "that will ultimately bankrupt them."

    It is hard to even fashion a resopnse to such an idiotic comment. Our health care system before the Reform Act was taking the American people to bankrupcty and inadequate care. The Republicans want to tear it down with no plan to reform the sytem and are caling it "freedom". You have to deal with the problem. Leaving it to health care insurance companies and a system where insurance is derived from employment is not only irresponsible, it is a death sentence for many Americans.
    GOP, if you are not smart enough to reform the reforms now in place, get out of the way of progress. Yeah, and spend some time creating jobs not killing them.

    February 1, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  15. CNNGeek

    I thought Reid wasn't going to let this happen? I guess elections to matter.

    February 1, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  16. fatlip

    Ohhhhhhh, oh, OK... now I see! I thought republicans were worried about JOBS and the ECONOMY, man I must be losing it, I thought for sure they were going to do something good. My bad.

    February 1, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. Mikey

    If this law is repealed or voided by the courts, it is unlikely we will get any reasonable, effective health care reform. Health care costs will continue to increase as a % of GDP and harm the competitiveness of our industries. Coverage will be denied to more people based on pre-existing conditions. Annual and lifetime limits will stop coverage just when you need it most. Young people will not be able to get coverage and won't be eligible on their parents plans after the age of 18 (23 if still in college).

    Poor people will not get preventative care and will spread illnesses and deseases (wasn't TB almost eradicated???) and seek care in emergency rooms, raising costs for all of us. Millions of families will be force into bankruptcy annually due to medical costs, as they have been for years (most bankruptcies in the U.S. are due largely to medical bills). Milions of children will not have coverage. The donut hole will reappear for our senior citizens.

    The tax credits to help small businesses will go away. There will not be insurance exchanges to make coverage affordable for small businesses.

    Mark my words, if this is repealed or reversed, the GOP will NEVER allow meaningful health care reform. NEVER!

    February 1, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. DAVE

    mitch mcconnell and the GOP have wasted the time and money of the tax payers with this repeal of health care. it has no chance of getting to the presidents desk or being signed by the president. its febuary now and the republicans have done nothing to help this country go back to work. they will just have to wait for the next election to get more power to attack the middle class and help the rich get even richer. these guys won't be happy until the streets of this country looks like the streets of eygpt were the 2 class system of have and have nots is about to end. the GOP NEEDS TO READ what the constitution says by" support of the common good" which they replaced by the support common greed! don't even think that i am a liberal either i am a former owner of a high tech tool and die engineering company put out of business by the direction this country has been going in when george bush and the idealogs took over.

    February 1, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. terry, va

    Great News !!! Get the dumbocraps on record as supporting Obummie care then defeat them in 2012. Obummie care will be deemed unconstitutional by the courts, but voting against the repeal will clean the dumbocraps out of the congressional house.

    February 1, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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