House Moves to Repeal Obama Healthcare LegislationAuthor: Jon Martin | Friday, January 7th, 2011 |
The New York Times is reporting today that Republicans in the house have voted to debate to repeal Obama’s healthcare legislation. Republicans, with a large majority, easily passed the vote 236 to 181. This will set the stage for a very important debate, although the president has said he will veto any repeal the healthcare bill.
The embarrassingly named Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, attempts to undo Obama’s overhaul of the healthcare system. On Thursday, the Congressional budget office said that repealing healthcare legislation would cost over 230 billion dollars and would leave 32 million people without healthcare by 2019.
This repeal will be the first true public test of Republican power since they took control of the house this month. Critic’s, including Michael Moore, say that most of what Republicans are saying is just rhetoric, they really don’t have the votes to make major changes or to roll-back what the Democrats have done.
The debate on the bill is to begin Tuesday, January 11th, with a final vote in the House set for Wednesday, January 12. Although this appears to have no chance of happening, Republicans seem confident this is the right move. Time will tell if the American people agree.
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