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Posted at 1:48 PM ET, 01/13/2011

House to resume work on health-care repeal next week

By Felicia Sonmez

The House will begin debating the health-care repeal bill next week, following a week during which legislative action came to a standstill in the wake of the Tucson shooting tragedy.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office announced Thursday that debate on the bill, which passed a procedural hurdle late last week, is expected to begin when the House convenes early next week. A vote is expected Wednesday.

"As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health-care bill next week," Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said. "Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new health-care law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country. It is our expectation that the debate will continue to focus on those substantive policy differences surrounding the new law."

Progress on the repeal bill has been up in the air following Saturday's shooting in Tucson, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was critically wounded. The repeal bill had originally been scheduled to come up for a vote on Wednesday of this week; instead, more than 100 lawmakers took to the House floor to offer tributes and pass a resolution honoring Giffords and the other victims of the shooting.

A detailed schedule for next week is slated to be released Friday, according to Cantor's office. With the Senate still in Democratic hands and President Obama in the White House, the repeal effort is all but certain to fall short.

By Felicia Sonmez  | January 13, 2011; 1:48 PM ET
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Nothing genuine in the GOP repeal. They know the parts the people like yet will abolish everything. The debate will be more important than the vote giving we the people a better understanding of where our reps stand. Some idea could be signed by the president if presented as fixes like limited tort reform (no caps), insurance across states lines, pharma bought from Canada. The Dem bills biggest flaw is not addressing how to pay for 25 years of boomer care. The Ryan hard annual cap will kill grandma with people already rejecting Gov. Brewers draconian cuts.

Posted by: jameschirico | January 13, 2011 8:39 PM | Report abuse

- Everyone In, Nobody Out: Everyone would be eligible and covered. No
longer would doctors ask what insurance you have before they treat you.


Posted by: rheckler2002 | January 13, 2011 8:16 PM |
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And the illegals and their illegitimate anchor babies fit into this scenario where?

Posted by: asmith1 | January 13, 2011 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Based on a generally accepted societal prevalence rate of 0.5%, among the 30 million people this law will put onto health insurance are 150,000 Americans with schizophrenia. Do John Boehner and the GOP REALLY want to keep them off their medications because they can't afford them?

Posted by: B2O2 | January 13, 2011 8:11 PM
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A former regular blogger on these forums posted that her son, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia was able to enroll in Medicaid.

She has sinced denounced any form of government controlled health care, and sued the doctor and drug manufacturer of a drug prescribed for her son that resulted in him taking his life.

However, she feels the people of AZ are an unconscionable lot for not increasing their taxes to cover the near $25M cost for 100 Medicaid transplant patients.

Posted by: asmith1 | January 13, 2011 8:21 PM | Report abuse

This is how the USA can cut the cost of all governments,public schools,small business and and all corp industries:

Let’s direct OUR tax dollars to fund OUR medical insurance. What’s good for
elected officials is good for WE taxpayers!

Expanded and Improved Medicare Insurance for All is one of the solutions.

- Easy to Implement: Medicare has been in existence since 1966, it provides
healthcare to those 65 and older, and satisfaction levels are high. The
structure is already in place and can be easily expanded to cover everyone.

- Simple: One entity – established by the government – would handle billing
and payment at a cost significantly lower than private insurance companies.
Private insurance companies spend about 31% of every healthcare dollar on
administration. Medicare now spends about 3%.

- Real Choice: An expanded and improved Medicare for All would provide
personal choice of doctors and other healthcare providers. While financing
would be public, providers would remain private. As with Medicare, you choose
your doctor, your hospital, and other healthcare providers.

- State and Local Tax Relief: Medicare for All would assume the costs of
healthcare delivery, thus relieving the states and local governments of the
cost of healthcare, including Medicaid, and as a result reduce State and
local tax burdens.

- Expanded coverage: Would cover all medically necessary healthcare
services – no more rationing by private insurance companies. There would be
no limits on coverage, no co-pays or deductibles, and services would include
not only primary and specialized care but also prescription drugs, dental,
vision, mental health services, and long-term care.

- Everyone In, Nobody Out: Everyone would be eligible and covered. No
longer would doctors ask what insurance you have before they treat you.

- No More Overpriced Private Health Insurance: Medicare for All would
eliminate the need for private health insurance companies who put profit
before healthcare, unfairly limit choice, restrict who gets coverage, and
force people into bankruptcy.

- Lower Costs: Most people will pay significantly less for healthcare.
Savings will be achieved in reduced administrative costs and in negotiated
prices for prescription drugs.

http://www.healthcare-now.org/


Posted by: rheckler2002 | January 13, 2011 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Based on a generally accepted societal prevalence rate of 0.5%, among the 30 million people this law will put onto health insurance are 150,000 Americans with schizophrenia. Do John Boehner and the GOP REALLY want to keep them off their medications because they can't afford them?

Who will that hurt? Just the people denied health insurance, or families with 9-year-old girls visiting their neighborhood Safeway on a Saturday? Think well on this one, John. It may be YOUR family caught in the cross fire next time. We don't know how many of those 150,000 schizophrenics are potential Jared Loughners, but do you really want to find out? Are you that callous and short-sighted?

Posted by: B2O2 | January 13, 2011 8:11 PM | Report abuse

You had decades for "thoughtful consideration". You did nothing. You still don't have a plan. This ship has sailed. It passed. Get over it.

Posted by: DC-UM-UDM | January 13, 2011 8:04 PM | Report abuse

The US spends 17% going on 20% of GDP on health care. The latest data saw a small drop in longevity. The US has fallen to 49th in longevity in the world according to a recent study at Columbia University.

... 59 million uninsured .......


Posted by: wpaul22518 | January 13, 2011 7:05 PM
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That's darn close to the number of uninsured illegal aliens and their illegitimate anchor babies .... and they are exempt from the Obamasham buy in.

Of course other countries don't spend 17% to 20% of their GDP on health care, they aren't carrying the health care costs for 10% of the mexican population.

If we want to reduce the cost of health care we need to stop giving away health care to illegal aliens - and every other tax funded benefit to which they were never entitled.

Posted by: asmith1 | January 13, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

The do-nothings pimped Tea Baggers and rode penny-pinching Tea Bag nonsense about "small government" to control of the House of Representatives. The do-nothings crowed about jobs and stoked Tea Bag bigotry but knew that they had to do the bidding of their corporate pimps and that they had no ideas for job creation, didn't care a hoot about job creation and never intended to create a single job.

Now the do-nothings with the orange gangster and his made guy capo Cantor at the lead are stalling for time and looking for a way to resume taking corporate largesse and making their tee times. They only work for corporate pimps and when it comes to the business of the people, they do nothing.

Posted by: DCSage | January 13, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Even if Obama swears he will veto to keep Obamacare alive, it's really, really important to get Democratic Senators on the record in support of Obamacare again. In fact, this repeal Bill should be brought up every month between now and 2012. Then we can electorally slaughter these Democratic Senators in 2012, just like we did to the House colleagues in 2010.

Posted by: pijacobsen | January 13, 2011 7:40 PM | Report abuse

"As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health-care bill next week,"

Now that's what I call "bipartisanship". Kudos to all involved!

Posted by: pijacobsen | January 13, 2011 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Best get rid of this pig of a bill sooner rather than later. (Later the Supreme Court will strike it down). Right now just defunding it will be effective.

It's an albatross around the economy and job creation. It's not going to reduce costs - it's already increasing them. Dramatically in some cases.

A reasoned bipartisan effort is needed to solve these problems, but instead of developing this initiative with the new politics Obama promised, the President dipped deeply into the old politics.

Posted by: mrfr1 | January 13, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The US spends 17% going on 20% of GDP on health care. The latest data saw a small drop in longevity. The US has fallen to 49th in longevity in the world according to a recent study at Columbia University. 59 million uninsured and these Republican clowns don't know how broken the health care system is. Any business person would understand it is wasteful to spend 17% of GDP when a single pay system would cost only 11% of GDP. Republican Congressmen are sorry businessmen in doing the Country's business.

Posted by: wpaul22518 | January 13, 2011 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Hey listen,

Repeal of Obamacare will not reduce costs. However it will lose a few important new mandates which makes the neoconservative plan simply dumb.

Reverting back to the status qua will not realize a savings for anyone not even the government. Again the neoconservatives are being dumb. They simply are not the economic giants of our time. There is plenty of history to back that up.


Local,state and federal employees constitute about $1.5 trillion in tax dollars that flow into the cookie jars of the medical insurance industry. That represents a ton of guaranteed profit and wasted medical insurance tax dollars when considering how it is spent.

There is no way to justify spending/wasting health insurance tax dollars on:

* corp jets

* Expensive misinformation campaigns @ $1.4 million a day by the Chamber of Commerce and the medical insurance industry.

* extreme profits to support reckless spending

* high corporate salaries to over 2000 medical insurance providers

* advertising

* billions in over charges ( did you get your refund yet?)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

*sales commissions

*Shareholders CERTAINLY increases the cost of insurance. Why are health insurance dollars going to shareholders?

*Health care tax dollars becoming special interest campaign dollars. Why are health insurance dollars being spent on political campaigns?

* Golden parachutes (In 2009 CIGNA CEO received a $73 million retirement bonus which is a ton of health care dollars that would cover 6,084 families for one year). Why are health insurance dollars being spent on golden parachutes?


* Politicians as shareholders( conflict of interest or what!):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/12/AR2009061204075.html

Truly the only way consumers are going to get ahead is to begin paying out of pocket and investing insurance premium dollars wisely to cover expenses. Why contribute to reckless and corrupt spending that finds its way to golden parachutes,over charges,political campaigns,shareholders and corp jets?


Medical insurance is no bargain. Medicare insurance is a bargain and a wise investment which is why it is the best choice for the future. Of course this avenue does not require reinventing the wheel which saves tons and tons of money.

Make IMPROVED Medicare Insurance for ALL one of our choices.

Posted by: rheckler2002 | January 13, 2011 6:33 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats plan, everyone pay into a public option for coverage, limit profits for insurance companies, pay for outcomes not procedures.

Posted by: cjculver2003 | January 13, 2011 5:15 PM |
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If that was the Democats plan, why didn't they vote for it? It wasn't like they didn't have the votes.

What they did vote through is a health care sham loaded with bribes, kick backs, payoffs and quid pro quo,.

The Democrats' health care can best serve Americans if it is deep six'd into the nearest trash can.

If Democrat Senators do not vote to repeal they know they will be shown the door in 2012, just as their House counterparts were shown the door in 2010.

One thng about Lifer Congress Critters, legislation is only a tool to retain their seats in the next election. They don't care if it is good, bad or indifferent - they only care how it will affect the votes.

Those who think Senate Democrats are going to vote not to repeal, because they feel it is good for the country, is walking through fairy dust.

Repeal is necessary.

Posted by: asmith1 | January 13, 2011 6:26 PM | Report abuse

This party should be called what it is.

This is the neoconservative party.

So much of what positions this neoconservative party boast do not represent
the republican party.

Which is why my father in law states the party walked away from him. We are talking about a man who was a lifelong conservative republican for at least 60 years.

Two weeks ago after much agonizing this man signed on as a democratic committee person.

My wife and I had to sit down and sip a little antique tawny port on that one. Quite stunning!

Posted by: rheckler2002 | January 13, 2011 6:15 PM | Report abuse

And the republicans complained about the Dems wasting time when they were in control??!! This is nothing but theater! They know that no matter what they do, their "repeal" will never see the light of day in the Senate - thank goodness, not to mention the President has the veto pen. The republicans are doing this to satisfy their rich friends. It is a slap in the fact to any of the electorate who will benefit from the health care legislation as it was passed. If you need any further proof that the republicans DO NOT care of all of us, but only their rich friends, this is it - say no more! When was the last time you heard any republican say anything about creating jobs??? Wake up America. The republicans are the friends of the rich ONLY. The rest of are expected to take the scraps. NO.. I won't stand for it. Remember all of this is in 2012!!

Posted by: jayks1 | January 13, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

The so called Obamacare should be called Romneycare:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/05/AR2010110507353.html

“Mr. Romney ought to claim trademark infringement over the term "Obamacare." It's really "Romneycare," and it's largely been a success in Massachusetts, where 94 percent of people now have health insurance. Mitt Romney spearheaded universal health coverage in our state. It combined continued reliance on private insurance companies, a government "exchange" to assist consumers in finding the best policy, subsidies to help those who could not otherwise afford coverage and, above all, an "individual mandate" requiring everyone to have health insurance or pay a fee.”

Posted by: Airborne82 | January 13, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform is a vital public interest. Unless you are independently wealthy the final health care reform affects everyone, not only for public health but personal health.

The facts we are dealing with;
Health care is costing the US more and more for less and less.

Employers do not want to cover employees or at least shift more and more costs onto employees.

Few people can afford private insurance policies, and what policies are affordable do not provide adequate coverage.

The GOP plan; push everyone into a private policy and hope that people will become good shoppers of insurance and health care and costs will eventually come down.

The Democrats plan, everyone pay into a public option for coverage, limit profits for insurance companies, pay for outcomes not procedures.

OR perhaps a hybrid of both approaches. In the meantime, the GOP lead debate is not productive, inconclusive and based on an ideology that may not work. In addition people will be left with inadequate coverage.

Posted by: cjculver2003 | January 13, 2011 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform is a vital public interest. Unless you are independently wealthy the final health care reform affects everyone, not only for public health but personal health.

The facts we are dealing with;
Health care is costing the US more and more for less and less.

Employers do not want to cover employees or at least shift more and more costs onto employees.

Few people can afford private insurance policies, and what policies are affordable do not provide adequate coverage.

The GOP plan; push everyone into a private policy and hope that people will become good shoppers of insurance and health care and costs will eventually come down.

The Democrats plan, everyone pay into a public option for coverage, limit profits for insurance companies, pay for outcomes not procedures.

OR perhaps a hybrid of both approaches. In the meantime, the GOP lead debate is not productive, inconclusive and based on an ideology that may not work. In addition people will be left with inadequate coverage.

Posted by: cjculver2003 | January 13, 2011 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Boener and Kantknow are lying traitors.

Posted by: michael4 | January 13, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform is a vital public interest. Unless you are independently wealthy the final health care reform affects everyone, not only for public health but personal health.

The facts we are dealing with;
Health care is costing the US more and more for less and less.

Employers do not want to cover employees or at least shift more and more costs onto employees.

Few people can afford private insurance policies, and what policies are affordable do not provide adequate coverage.

The GOP plan; push everyone into a private policy and hope that people will become good shoppers of insurance and health care and costs will eventually come down.

The Democrats plan, everyone pay into a public option for coverage, limit profits for insurance companies, pay for outcomes not procedures.

OR perhaps a hybrid of both approaches. In the meantime, the GOP lead debate is not productive, inconclusive and based on an ideology that may not work. In addition people will be left with inadequate coverage.

Posted by: cjculver2003 | January 13, 2011 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform is a vital public interest. Unless you are independently wealthy the final health care reform affects everyone, not only for public health but personal health.

The facts we are dealing with;
Health care is costing the US more and more for less and less.

Employers do not want to cover employees or at least shift more and more costs onto employees.

Few people can afford private insurance policies, and what policies are affordable do not provide adequate coverage.

The GOP plan; push everyone into a private policy and hope that people will become good shoppers of insurance and health care and costs will eventually come down.

The Democrats plan, everyone pay into a public option for coverage, limit profits for insurance companies, pay for outcomes not procedures.

OR perhaps a hybrid of both approaches. In the meantime, the GOP lead debate is not productive, inconclusive and based on an ideology that may not work. In addition people will be left with inadequate coverage.

Posted by: cjculver2003 | January 13, 2011 5:12 PM | Report abuse

JOBS!! jOBS!! jOBS!!
Don't they get the messages!!
It is jobs!! what people want. The health care bill good or bad right now should be last thing in their table.. The can't change it, the president won't sign on that right now. Stupid people, but we elect them, so we are just really idiots too.

Posted by: Sula1 | January 13, 2011 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Unless they plan to improve our health care situation by making it more accessible to the average American by cutting into the fat cat premiums or other excesses, unhelpful Republicans should at least spare this country any more agony and just leave this alone. It is only picking a scab and the very rich are rich enough.

Posted by: SarahBB | January 13, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Seems like just yesterday when the whackos where complaining about the President getting elected and then forgetting about jobs.

Pot - kettle.

I haven't heard one Republican mention "jobs" since November.


Posted by: lindalovejones | January 13, 2011 4:54 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: lindalovejones | January 13, 2011 4:45 PM | Report abuse

WHERE ARE THE JOBS, BOEHNER ?!?!

Posted by: DrainYou | January 13, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Why is the post pretending this matters? It's not gonna happen, and ya'll know it. Why act like this one is a nail-biter?

It's a charade, designed to get the right wing wacko's worked up. That's it, and the post should be honest about it.

Posted by: rat-raceparent | January 13, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

What a waste of time and money. Spending days to debate a bill that is surely going to loose. Even reading the constitution was a waste of time. What's next? Is Boehner going to read the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers? Or better yet, how about reading the entire King James version of the Bible on the senate floor. Then maybe they can write a bill to allow us the right to buy rocket launchers and stinger missles.

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 13, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

What a waste of time and money. Spending days to debate a bill that is surely going to loose. Even reading the constitution was a waste of time. What's next? Is Boehner going to read the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers? Or better yet, how about reading the entire King James version of the Bible on the senate floor. Then maybe they can write a bill to allow us the right to buy rocket launchers and stinger missles.

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 13, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

What a waste of time and money. Spending days to debate a bill that is surely going to loose. Even reading the constitution was a waste of time. What's next? Is Boehner going to read the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers? Or better yet, how about reading the entire King James version of the Bible on the senate floor. Then maybe they can write a bill to allow us the right to buy rocket launchers and stinger missles.

Posted by: arlingtonliberal | January 13, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Its been two weeks since the GOP were sworn in. Now they will have 3 days of fun on the taxpayer dime. And next week they will concentrate on repealing Healthcare.
My question to them is this.
Where are the Jobs?, Why are you going on a 3 day drunk and not creating jobs?
Your party is so gone in 2012.

Posted by: sumo1 | January 13, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Its been two weeks since the GOP were sworn in. Now they will have 3 days of fun on the taxpayer dime. And next week they will concentrate on repealing Healthcare.
My question to them is this.
Where are the Jobs?, Why are you going on a 3 day drunk and not creating jobs?
Your party is so gone in 2012.

Posted by: sumo1 | January 13, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Its been two weeks since the GOP were sworn in. Now they will have 3 days of fun on the taxpayer dime. And next week they will concentrate on repealing Healthcare.
My question to them is this.
Where are the Jobs?, Why are you going on a 3 day drunk and not creating jobs?
Your party is so gone in 2012.

Posted by: sumo1 | January 13, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Its been two weeks since the GOP were sworn in. Now they will have 3 days of fun on the taxpayer dime. And next week they will concentrate on repealing Healthcare.
My question to them is this.
Where are the Jobs?, Why are you going on a 3 day drunk and not creating jobs?
Your party is so gone in 2012.

Posted by: sumo1 | January 13, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Take it easy, Democrats! GOP had made two promises to the Tea Party in order to count them under their total in the House.

1) Read the Constitution; and

2) Introduce the health care repeal bill.

By the middle of the next week both promises will have been fulfilled. Now, that's very commendable of the GOP to come true on the promises!

Posted by: kishorgala | January 13, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Work? For a dead-on-arrival-in-the-Senate proposal? Is this continual grandstanding (like the reading of the Constitution) going to be what House Republicans consider leadership?

Posted by: wildcatherder | January 13, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

As Boener Head says adding thousands of new nurses, techs, and clericals, etc to the health care field is not creating jobs.

John get off the booze.

Do Republicans and Tea Baggers ever do anything other than grandstanding and blowing other countries to bits?

Posted by: Maddogg | January 13, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

The repeal of health care reform certainly beats up the drum against our BIG government and the 111th Congress. Perhaps Jared Loughner also heard it on the news. This could not have helped with his mental condition.

Posted by: dummy4peace | January 13, 2011 3:06 PM
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But Loughner's Supporters contend he did not listen to radio nor watched TV!

Or may be it was the drum beat ABOUT the REPEAL that made him mad?

Posted by: kishorgala | January 13, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Cantor announced it? Not Boehner? Hmmmm. Who's in charge there? I know who wants to be.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 13, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Two weeks already, and where are the JOBs, Reps. Boehner and Cantor?

That's a tough nut to crack, eh!

Posted by: kishorgala | January 13, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

With the Senate still in Democratic hands and President Obama in the White House, the repeal effort is all but certain to fall short.
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It is not the result. It is the symbolism.

It is the GOP and Tea Party we are talking about, after all!

Posted by: kishorgala | January 13, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said. "Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new health-care law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country...."
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A couple of Americans I talked to did not know that they had concerns about the cost and actually thought providing health care to additional 40-50 million people will have a very, very significant and positive impact on job growth in the medical, pharmaceutical and of course the insurance sectors, which will have a positive impact on job growth in other sectors.

Perhaps the Cantor spokesperson has a narrower definition of "Americans," like, those of the GOP and Tea Party persuasion!

Posted by: kishorgala | January 13, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

The repeal of health care reform certainly beats up the drum against our BIG government and the 111th Congress. Perhaps Jared Loughner also heard it on the news. This could not have helped with his mental condition.

Posted by: dummy4peace | January 13, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

So far the House has done squat.

Zilch.

Nada.

Lots of wasted time.

Meanwhile we're fighting two foreign wars of Republican adventure in countries al-Qaeda LEFT more than HALF A DECADE ago - neither of which we can afford.

And millions of American citizens are unemployed while the House reauthorizes Guest worker permits and H1-B visas for foreign workers in America.

Talk.

But no ACTION.

We all know this "reform" is going to be vetoed - but you CHOOSE TO WASTE OUR TAX DOLLARS ON FLUFF while American CITIZENS want you to GET BACK TO WORK.

...

You'll be fired in two years, Republics.

Posted by: WillSeattle | January 13, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Next week when the Republicans begin taking apart that very health care bill, lets see how civil, lets see how bi-partisanship, lets see how working together the bleeding heart liberals are now. This is less of the same group of fools and Obama which called us enemies, said we don't need them to pass the bills and the same dope pelosi that said we don't need to know what is in the bill until after its passed. Nice to see these scummy lefties begin to squirm

Posted by: nomobarry | January 13, 2011 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to what will pass for "thoughtful consideration" in repealing, rather than improving, the healthcare bill.
I have long been of the opinion that opposition is more based in fear that it will succeed than concern that it will not.
Thankfully, repeal will die in the House.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | January 13, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Attempts to repeal Healthcare Reform in the House are a complete and utter waste of time and money.
The Democrats control the Senate.
Obama would surely veto anything even if the Senate for some insane reason went along with it.
Doesn't the House have anything better to do then just grandstand on a hot button issue for the AM talk radio rabble?

It appears like the republican members of the house fail to grasp that they were sent to washington to perform a job. that is, to work. to get things done.

The Republican Party should refund America the full cost for each day the House wastes on this.

Posted by: MarilynManson | January 13, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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