Good. I for one am ready to believe that Republicans want to attempt to fix the
current Health Care system in America. After all, it's not like
they've had opportunities over the last 30 years to do so. It's not like they
brought up zero efforts to really fix health care, while doing everything
possible to thwart attempts by Democrats to actually address the health care
mess. It's not like hundreds of Republican ideas and measures were inserted in
this legislation. Curious, did Cantor pull out the hundreds of
Republican additions to this bill when he was bashing its size?Bottom line is Republicans are so in bed with insurance companies and
corporate America that they are perfectly happy with the current health care
system that feeds on anyone but the wealthy. They have no measures to address
the big issues with health care, otherwise we would have heard them at some
point over the last 3 decades. All they do is continue to try and keep the
status quo on this issue, because that profits their campaign.
This stands to be an interesting year & congressional term, not to mention
2012 presidential race. Obama is now up to a 53% approval rating,
according to the Wall Street Journal, while only 25% of the nation thinks the
GOP Congress will be bringing the "right kind of change" to the
about dang time!
Promise #1 fulfilled. Now the real work begins to actually get rid of the
monstrosity. The evidence that insurance companies will be the ones benefitting
from Obamacare is that IHC vigorous supports the law--unbelievable! Follow the
I am split on this issue, part of me does not want the government in total
control. The other part is my terrible experience with the health insurance
five years ago. Not sure what corporate America Williary is talking about but
the corporate America I worked for for thirty years was never happy with the
increasing rates and decrease in coverage.Keep some of the ideas,
sink the bad,1099, mandated coverage or a tax, and we will probably all be
better off, but the extremes on both ends will never be happy
Good for the new speaker and good for all the new representatives. The passage
is only symbolic as long as Obama and Reid are in control but it does show all
the millions of voters who voted for changed back in November that the new
leadership in the House is serious about listening and doing the will of the
people. The disgusting thing is that Harry Reid won't even bring the measure to
the floor of the senate for a vote. If Harry thinks that by not voting he is
protecting those democratic senators up for re-election in the fall of 2012 he
is sadly mistaken. OBamacare was a huge issue in Nov 2010 and it will be a huge
issue in Nov 2012 so sooner or later those democratic senators in the senate are
going to have to show their cards.
All steam and no substance... Has anyone actually seen a health care bill
proposed by Repubs in this session to replace or modify healthcare? It isn't
going to happen.
Not many people would burn down a house because they didn't like the windows.
That is exactly what these guys are trying to do. There are parts I
don't like. Then there are a majority of parts that are essential to fixing the
problems with health care. We shouldn't be going backwards. Fix the problems,
make the LAW better and actively do something for Americans instead of trying to
destroy our country or always saying no.
RE: Steven S. JarvisIf the house was built on a poor foundation and
had deep structural flaws, then yes, you would tear it down. Build a new house,
fine. But don't settle for a potentially dangerous house. Thanks for starting
the process to kill this thing.
What a complete waste of time, money and energy. I understand taking a shot over
the bow, but this is grandstanding and nothing more. There is no way this will
go further and it will only create a larger divide with both parties.
That's wonderful. Killing the health care bill and cutting spending is a great
start. Now let's see if the new Congress has the courage to roll back
Thanks to these new Republican Representatives and the new Speaker of the House
for remembering they represent the American people and not thw "good ole
guys" and special interests. George Miller D-Calif gave a passionate speach
saying that health care companies are the most bureaucratic. How dumb does he
think the American people are? The Progressive Congress and Progressive
President of the United States are the biggest bureaucratic of all. They want to
control every aspect of Americans and their lives. We have spoken with our vote
and refuse to be herded around like a bunch of cattle who don't know anything
better.God bless the USA!
OatmealWhat are you saying? Does one have to read the bill to be able to
know whats in it? Get real! This was a bad, very bad, peice of legislation from
the beggining. Nothing but a path to single payor, the kind that Obama wanted
in the first place.
I don't have a problem with republicans voting against health care. We all new
this was coming. What I have a problem with is that republicans are saying that
health care is important to them and that they actually have a plan. Actions speak louder than political rhetoric. Health care has been a major
issue since Clinton first took office almost 20 years ago, yet republicans have
made a calculated effort to ignore it entirely. Why should we
believe republicans care about health care now?
KM..... you actually said "does one have to read the bill to be able to
know whats in it?"Um, yes... you do. Why in the world would
you not invest the time to actually inform yourself if you are going to be
opposed to it. That one statement really kind of sums up the
debate. Don't know what is in it, but were against it.Just lovely.
By the way Obama's approval ratings on most polls are below 50%. Somebody above
With VA health care and Medicare (both of which had huge expansions under the
Reagan and G. W. Bush administrations) the U.S. government is a major payer of
health care costs and has a right and a duty to control them. Unless we intend
to throw retirees off of Medicare or withdraw health care benefits from veterans
the situation only gets worse without cost control and reform. Has anybody attempted to buy a private individual health insurance policy
these days? I have and unless you're young and have perfect health insurers
will not offer you coverage. Your only option is to belong to a group (e.g. as
an employee) where the risks can be spread. It removes your freedom to make
your own decisions. It's not right and something had to be done. Something was
done and now our great congress is wasting time in a futile effort to undo it
and go back to 'business as usual.' It's a sad day. I'm really glad Senator
Reid has confirmed his intention to stand up to this.
Their priority was jobs, jobs, jobs. Where are the jobs from this?They've voted to repeal the health care bill. They should vote to repeal
their own health care insurance - supplied by the American people. Talk the
talk, walk the walk.
Headlines of the day:"Republicans offer no viable alternative
to Health Care repeal, just know they 'abhor' that which they supported 2 years
ago""Obama's approval ratings climb, while favor for Fox
News and the Tea Party sails downhill like a fat kid on a sled at Sugar House
Park""Dick Cheney thinks limiting gun magazine size may be
a good idea"
What a meaningless, dumb move.
Whew, thank goodness the republicans have come up with some excellent solutions
to our health care crisis! Oh, well, I'm sure they will soon, because they are
looking out for the little guy!They are the party of
A survey that came out today said 65% of doctors expect the quality of health
care to decline in the next five years. Only 18% thought it would improve.
That's not a lot of confidence for Obama care and it comes from the
professionals who know the system better than any of us. I'll trust them before
I'll trust any politician or left wing wack job posting on some news site. If
you look at how the health care bill was passed (on Christmas Eve with few
people even reading it) you have to wonder what these politicians were thinking
when they passed it. Real reform would lower costs to allow more people to
afford health care and provide some protections from abuse by the insurance
companies. Instead we have a law that has government dictating that you will
buy health insurance or get fined and setting the whole system up for failure so
they can replace it with a single payer system. The few good things this law
may have do not out weigh the bad. It should be scraped and replaced with
something that will actually work.
Imgine that! Elected officials keeping their promises and doing the will of the
people! Take a lesson Democrats or lose again in the next election!
Good thing I got my surgery 2 weeks ago before Republicans voted in favor of
taking away my insurance.
@ atl: It is your responsibility to provide your own insurance (healthcare and
otherwise) not your neighbors! Its called self reliance instead of welfare! We
all can't be on welfare because the rest of us cant' afford it since we are
already $14 trillion in debt mostly from providing entitlements to people who
think the world owes them a living, which it doesn't!
This vote is playing politics only, and did nothing for the well-being of the
United States and its people. Political posturing instead of doing something
substantive to reform health care and health insurance. The
Republicans showed that they were trying to fulfill the old adage about throwing
the baby out with the bathwater. There are a lot of good things in the health
care reform law, and some that are not so good. Why did not the
Republicans try to fix the problem areas without doing away with the good things
too? Oh, yeah -- the answer is easy to that question. Political posturing and
political games. And to heck with the people of the United States.The Republican legislators just proved why they need to be removed from office
in 2012, and why we should elect some people who give a hoot about the people
instead of politics.
This is theater, nothing else. If the GOP was serious, they would actually
propose something. Put some ideas on the table. They offer nothing.
Meanwhile, the health insurance system continues to slowly collapse on the
middle class, The benefits of the bill they voted to repeal are good, but not
enough. This isn't over, and the Republicans offer nothing at all.
Jim Matheson voted against the bill, when it actually came to the floor.
However, he voted for the parliamentary trickery that allowed for a simple 51%
majority to pass the bill.Now he votes against repeal. He
wanted this bill all along.
Exhaxtly all hands on deck,Matheson had to lie and claim to be
conservative to get reelected. It is obvios not he would have voted for
obamacare if his vote was needed. He just new that if he voted yes, he would
have soundly been defeted in Nov. I expect any conservative that voted for him
will think twice next time.
well lets hope know that they have got their grandstanding out of the way they
will go about the business of making reasonable and needed changes to the
existing healthcare law.
Republicans have No ideas, or soulutions. Repeal. Thats their idea. No job
creation, just undo the historic legislation that was accomplished by the
democrats. They have No intention of working with the democrats. They better
take a lesson from the last election. They blamed Obama and the democrats for
nop jobs being created, when in fact democrats did everything that got done .
Republicans do nothing have No ideas, and next election will be held