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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 19 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Cedar Hills, UT


Kearns, UT

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.

Bountiful, UT

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 nation.

Provo, UT

about dang time!

Lehi, UT

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 money people.

Grantsville, UT

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

Cedar Hills, UT

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.

Kearns, UT


Woods Cross, UT

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.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

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.

Logan, UT

RE: Steven S. Jarvis

If 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.

patrick campbell
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Provo, UT

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 entitlements.

South Jordan, UT

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!

Cedar Hills, UT

What 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.

Salt Lake City, UT

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?

Durham, NC

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.

Port Alice, B.C.

By the way Obama's approval ratings on most polls are below 50%. Somebody above was dreaming.

Holladay, UT

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.

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