Wednesday, January 19, 2011

U.S. House Votes to Repeal Obamacare

The Republican-controlled U.S. House voted 245-189 to repeal Obamacare.  The bill moves to the U.S. Senate where it must pass that chamber, before it heads to President Obama for approval.  Since the U.S. Senate is controlled by the Democratic Party, it is highly doubtful that the may pass.  And President Obama is not expected to sign this bill repealing the health care reform bill he hinged his Presidency on.

Clearly this is a huge win for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) who professed to repeal Obamacare.  He delivered.

As did the scores of new Republicans sworn in the U.S. House who campaigned on repealing Obamacare.  Just two weeks after being sworn in - they delivered.

The path to full repeal is unknown, but the Republicans have won a major victory in reversing the tide of this over-reaching health care reform legislation.  It is now time for the true leaders of the U.S. Senate to understand the will of the American people who want this bill repealed.   Every major poll done since the passage of this bill has Americans clearly wanting this bill repealed.

If repealed, Republicans must deliver on true health reform that focuses on cost-reduction for American health care consumers and cost-constraint measures such as tort reform and electronic records management.

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