H.R.2 - Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. as introduced.
  • Short: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act as introduced.
  • Short: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act as passed house.

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TheConservative 01/28/2011 6:11pm


The bill could have definite effects upon the 2012 election cycle. You mentioned that many more Dems will be vulnerable. To be precise, there are 21 Dems who voted for Obamacare the first time around who are up for reelection in 2012. You can bet that at least a few of them will give some thought to jumping ship and voting for the repeal measure. When combined with all the Republicans in the Senate, it would only take four of these 21 to pass the bill in the Senate and send it to President Obama. A Presidential Veto on the repeal measure would be quite a tool for the Republican Party in 2012.

Nicklar 01/28/2011 10:35am
in reply to suzieqs Jan 25, 2011 7:55pm

Actually, it is common practice to in some way connect a politician’s name to legislation when that politician was instrumental in its passage. It is more often done in a way such as the McCain/Feingold Act.

As to the term “Obamacare” being an attack, the only way that someone in the Democratic party could truly view this as an attack would be if they had a negative view of the bill itself. If they are as fond of it as they claim to be, they should instead be jealous that it is not THEIR name on it!

Nicklar 01/28/2011 10:31am
in reply to flynnfree Jan 27, 2011 10:14am

I could not agree more with your assessment of personal attacks. Unfortunately, they can be found on both sides, although they are definitely predominate on one particular side. As you said, they are utterly purposeless. Rather than advancing what would otherwise be an intelligent debate, they turn it into a childish squabble.

I also applause your summary of Greed over Poverty.

Nicklar 01/28/2011 10:14am
in reply to Sxeptomaniac Jan 19, 2011 8:12am

I beg to differ, Sxeptomaniac. This is a very important bill for a number of reasons. Consider this: Republicans vowed during the campaign period to repeal heathcare. How would it look if they then took office and said “Well, you know, we can’t really do it anyway, so why try?” The reason that they went ahead with this bill was that it showed the people who voted for them that they are SERIOUS about repealing Obamacare. Do you realize, Sxeptomaniac, that it would only take FOUR Democratic Senators to unite with the Republicans in the Senate to pass it there as well? “Well, what good is that?” you ask “President Obama would still have to sign it”. You are correct, but by sending this bill to the President’s desk, Congress would force him to use his signature to deny the American people legislation that they clearly WANT. You incidentally have already been proven wrong about the bill never leaving committee or the House.

flynnfree 01/27/2011 10:14am
in reply to suzieqs Jan 25, 2011 7:55pm

Complaining about personal attacks and then replying with a personal attack does nothing to forward the debate on health care reform.

Btw, although I don’t consider myself a Republican I do support Greed over Poverty.

Greed = Working hard and earning money to buy the things you need and want for yourself and your family.
Poverty = Slovenly behavior and then feeling entitled to others resources to help you out of your current problems and then into your next set of problems.

flynnfree 01/27/2011 10:09am

I think this bill is important in positioning candidates for the 2012 elections. The Senate races will be critical in 2012 and many more democrats will be vulnerable this time around and might tip power toward small-government candidates. I’ll even support a small-government Democrat over a big-government Republican.

I support repeal as a first step and then reducing regulation such as opening the markets to out of state carriers. And tax-breaks for individuals like tax-free health-savings accounts would also help. Free market solutions will win in the end.

suzieqs 01/25/2011 7:55pm
in reply to DanKat Jan 17, 2011 8:27am

You don’t call what the GOP call the Health Care Reform Bill “Obamacare” attacking the person? Please!!! Give me a break! The GOP now stands for “Greed Over Poverty”

DanKat 01/24/2011 9:19am
in reply to JeannieD Jan 22, 2011 5:46am

Government is not supposed to step in take over personal responsibilities. America became what it is by American’s hard work and personal responsibility. Compare that to where we are now. It is sickening to see our country changing from within so much.

What our federal government is doing now is similar to a person who lights a fire, which quickly becomes out of control and then this same person offers his advice and help to put it out, but does so badly.

BenjaWiz 01/24/2011 2:49am

Government is too BIG please clean it up and repeal this horrible bill and the tax revisions in it.

fakk2 01/22/2011 8:23am
in reply to JeannieD Jan 22, 2011 5:46am

Just curious, have you read the constitution in it’s entirety? Or the federalist papers? Or original works by Jefferson & Hamilton? The reason I ask is because the constitution was never intended to form a government to replace personal responsibility. So, when someone says “…the United States has grown…to serve it’s large population and the growing needs of today’s society” is missing the point of America. Our founding fathers lived under a government where EVERYONE’s needs were decided by a ruling class, and they hated it. Why are those who believe we don’t need a government deciding what is and isn’t right for us wrong? Why should we be mandated to buy ANYTHING? Also, you’re right, we are a nation. That doesn’t mean I have to pay taxes for someone to afford insurance through state managed exchanges. If they want that, tell them to look me up and ask me for a handout themselves instead of hiding behind congress.

JeannieD 01/22/2011 5:46am

The 112Th Congress is proving by their actions thus far,that they will be the most egregious legislative body ever to be seated in the Peoples’ House. Their total lack of respect for the health and well being of this nation is shameful to say the least.
The Government of the United States has grown for a reason, to serve it’s large population and the growing needs of today’s society. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in my opinion an anarchist and shouldn’t be part of a government that they so despise.
A final word for all those that repeat the same talking points over and over. I have one of my own to add: The United states Of America is not a business, it is a Nation. And wanting to preserve the social net doesn’t make us all Socialists, it makes us humane.

meadowj 01/20/2011 10:26am

Just—- elected officials doing what they were voted to do. “Stop the ever expanding government”. The repeal will not be successful but it will let the electorate know who needs to voted out in 2012.(If we could see the representatives that voted no)Why is it that the Aye button works for those that voted for the bill yet the nay button does not work? Choke the finances and work on other reductions.
Yes we need to fix a lot of things with health care but as the people requested such as work on things that can help without socializing the country and ruining the best health care in the world.

apollobartender 01/20/2011 9:12am

B58 – it is not a government run healthcare, which is the purpose for all of this theatre. If the constituents truly understood that the Affordable Healthcare Act takes government money to help Americans purchase private healthcare, we wouldn’t have to go through this whole dance on the Congress floor, believe me, the Healthcare industry has no intention of letting this Act get repealed. Its the best deal they could hope for actually, this was a republican idea in the first place. What the Healthcare industry really wants is to get the republicans to dismantle all of the consumer protections that are in the bill so they can sell more junk insurance policies. – which is really what this fight is about. The real issues haven’t surfaced yet. Stay tuned

apollobartender 01/20/2011 9:09am
in reply to Sxeptomaniac Jan 18, 2011 8:08am

Well, from what I’ve seen, the Conservatives attack ideas and the Democrats attack the person.
Democrats ideas and philosophies simply don’t hold up to real debate, which is what Conservatives want. So the Democrats attack the person’s character, families, decisions, etc. and not truthfully either. Look at last weekend’s AZ shooting. Perfect example of Democrats taking advantage of a crisis to spread ugly lies about the Conservatives.

Dear Dankat – you don’t tune in too often, do you? Conservatives have ideas and philosophies? You mean other than fiscal? If you name one, you will surprise even your local Congressman, if he or she is a Republican. They have only said no to all Demoratic ideas, but replaced them with none. DId you listen to Boehner yesterday? They didn’t have to be in a hurry to rewrite the legislation . . . because frankly, they don’t have any intention of replacing it. they just want the power back. Anyway, respectfully . . .

Sxeptomaniac 01/19/2011 8:12am
in reply to mouseissue Jan 17, 2011 1:36pm

Not really. It’s just a front to appear to be keeping a promise that recently-elected congress-persons made. It has zero chance of making it past the Senate or the President once, much less after a veto. I doubt it will make it out of the House, and it may not even leave committee.

There’s a reason it has an absurdly dramatic name: to make it look good for their constituents. It’s not a shot over Obama’s bow by any stretch, as it was expected after the results mid-term elections.

b58 01/19/2011 2:44am

This country don’t need a government run healthcare. We have Medicare and Medicaid that just needs all the fraud taken out of it. We have illegals and others that come into our country and drain our resourses that our tax money has put up for the american poor people. The ones in this country illegal and collecting medicare and welfare and all the other freebees and not paying taxes is taking things from our seniors that has worked all their life and paid their taxes.

b58 01/19/2011 2:29am

First a good president would not have signed off on a healthcare bill he had not read yet. Congress was not working for the people to pass such a bill when nobody had even read it. The ones that had a part in passing and the final one that signed it into law needs to be impeached from office ASAP.

Sxeptomaniac 01/18/2011 8:08am
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in reply to DanKat Jan 17, 2011 8:27am

Please. Republicans attack people all the time. Personal bias tends to lead people to believe their side is the “good” one, therefore ignoring poor behavior.

Geez… it wasn’t that long ago we had a rabid Glenn Beck fan get into a shootout with the police on his way to try and gun down as many people as he could at the Tides Foundation.

This is not a defense of Democrats, or even an attack on Republicans. The point is, if you’re going to make an argument, don’t make a clearly false one.

mouseissue 01/17/2011 1:36pm

This is a LOUD shout over the bow of the Obama administration.

It will start by letting everyone know that this law is NOT what the people asked for by passing repeal in the House.

Next, parts of it that require funding will not get that funding.
Remember, the House controls the purse strings.

In the next couple of years, the house will propose alternate bills that
will keep the good stuff in this law, remove the bad, and add more stuff like tort reform.

And finally in 2013 after Obama has left, the repeal will be sent forward again and remove this monstrosity from our midst.

fakk2 01/17/2011 12:50pm

I’m not trying to say anyone is wrong, but I have to wonder, when someone finally keeps their campaign promise, although it’s a hopeless situation currently, why should they be condemned against? I’m sure we’re all used to politicians who say things during the campaign, then never deliver or even attempt; but if they run on a platform and attempt to deliver on that platform, even if they can’t, shouldn’t we at least say “thank you for being honest about this”?

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:27am
in reply to BECKYTOM Jan 15, 2011 5:59am

Well, from what I’ve seen, the Conservatives attack ideas and the Democrats attack the person.
Democrats ideas and philosophies simply don’t hold up to real debate, which is what Conservatives want. So the Democrats attack the person’s character, families, decisions, etc. and not truthfully either. Look at last weekend’s AZ shooting. Perfect example of Democrats taking advantage of a crisis to spread ugly lies about the Conservatives.
Look at Obama. How long has he been playing the Bush card to take the heat off himself and try to make himself look good?

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:18am
in reply to faheem2774 Jan 13, 2011 3:27pm

There is so much garbage intertwined in this mess of a bill, it would be incredibly difficult and time consuming to go through it. Make a clean break and start over. Also all the other non-health care provisions that were sneaked into this bill (like always) will be taken away as well.
I bet if you really knew everything that is in this bill, you would think twice about keeping it.

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:14am
in reply to suzieqs Jan 08, 2011 11:57am

The point of this bill is not reform – it is only repeal. Simple, quick, efficient. Get the mess cleaned up first, then move for some proper reforms.

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:13am
in reply to thejock13 Jan 15, 2011 10:14am

Actually, IF the insurance reform bill did make health insurance more affordable, it would be because of the leeching.

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:10am
in reply to suzieqs Jan 08, 2011 11:51am

Don’t forget how the Republicans did try to bring forth their ideas. Obama would have nothing to do with their ideas. The liberals did this behind closed doors without letting the Republicans take part.
Also, don’t forget that this was about more than providing health care to everyone. It was and always will be about greater government control over our lives. That is why the liberals didn’t care that the bill was so ridiculous and badly done. They got the control and that is what mattered.

DanKat 01/17/2011 8:05am
in reply to kir Jan 07, 2011 6:07am

Absolutely have to try to do anything and everything to repeal. If you don’t try then what? I will very interested to see who votes which way.

kir 01/17/2011 2:13am
in reply to BECKYTOM Jan 15, 2011 5:59am

Nope, usually it’s the democrats that are the outright violent ones.

kir 01/17/2011 2:12am
in reply to thejock13 Jan 15, 2011 10:14am

Makes it more affordable? Health insurance and health care costs already have risen because of this bill. Just ask the employees of AARP who lost their health insurance coverage because AARP could no longer afford to pay for it with the increased cost. Think about it “medical device” manufacturers now have to pay a new tax on all devices. How does that cut costs? As for leeching off the rest of us, my family loses a LOT of money to taxes each year. Why don’t the rest of YOU stop leeching off of US?

badams82 01/16/2011 3:46pm

Waste of time. Nothing but a front to appease those who voted for them. It will most likely not pass. Precious time wasted. Time, that could be utilized to deal with other pertinent issues that will actually help our economy.

thejock13 01/15/2011 10:14am
in reply to kir Jan 09, 2011 5:42am

BTW, the health care reform bill makes it so you can afford health care insurance. So, please stop leeching of the rest of us. Thanks!

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