Skip to comments.House votes 244-185 to repeal Obama healthcare reform law
Posted on 07/11/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
The House voted again Wednesday to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law, giving Republicans some revenge against the late June Supreme Court ruling that found the law to be constitutional.
Members approved the bill in a 244-185 vote, after five hours of debate that stretched over two days.
As expected, just a handful of Democrats supported the GOP repeal bill. Five Democrats, Reps. Dan Boren (Okla.), Larry Kissell (N.C.), Jim Matheson (Utah), Mike McIntyre (N.C.) and Mike Ross (Ark.), sided with Republicans in the final vote. Of this group, all but Matheson voted with the GOP in a procedural vote on the bill Tuesday.
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It will die in the Senate.
Even so, this is not enough for an override of the inevitable veto.
This is an important set up just for the Senate.
There are some (D) Senators who are up for re-election, looking out for themselves, who if given a chance to vote on a repeal would do so in a heartbeat.
There's even some like Manchin looking for longevity, or even retiring Ben Nelson, looking for a chance for penance, perhaps, who might be inclined to vote to repeal it. Even retiring Jim Webb might, just because.
You only need 4 to join all the (R)'s as a tax bill repeal.
Pressure by enough (D)'s to bring it up for a vote might just force Harry's hand on the matter.
With a majority in Congress voting to repeal, then it's Obama's hot potato alone.
All the bill requires once Romney is elected is his signature - not sure about this but it might not even have to come up for a second vote, since it was already passed.
Or, how about just "deeming" it passed like last time?
I’m hoping people realize now why it is important to have Obamanation out and a Republican Senate in.
Not sure what you’re referring to, there in no power in hail mary, but there is power in Jesus the son of God.
Just being facitious. Don’t take everything too seriously. Being uptight is unbecoming for Free Republic
And even then there is not absolute hope.
Everyone on this thread whining about this being meaningless theatre, I think you might have computer issues, do yourself a favor: Reach behind your computer, you’ll se a bunch of wires there. Yank on them hard until either the screen goes blank or you smell burning metal and/or see smoke. The problem will now be resolved.
More hope than I have now.
It will die in the Senate.”
Yes....BUT.......it forces some vulnerable Democrats up fo election this year to vote to oppose repeal. Then the Pubbies can hag that around their neck come November.
Dan Boren is a good guy. My guess is he is laying the groundwork for a run for Oklahoma governor, or a US Senate run.
I disagree. Voting against it piece-by-piece would give the Dems in the Senate the opportunity to start forcing piece-by-piece votes regarding repealing some of the more "popular" provisions of the bill. I think it's politically smarter to do what they've been doing - just keep voting to repeal the whol d*mn thing.
I hope they have 24/7 Armed protection for their families. The whackos of the left are going to go nuts on them.”
BTW, McIntyre and Boren are actually pretty conservative; the other three are posers.
Can this bill be carried over to the next Congress, or does it have to start new?
It will start new in 2013. This is the second year of the GOP House majority.
All Republicans voted "yes" to repeal, plus 5 Democrats. They are listed in the article.
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