The effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care bill is the first major measure expected to come before the House. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the year-old legislation will reduce deficits by $143 billion over the next decade, suggesting its repeal would raise red ink by the same amount.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., disputed the CBO estimate this week, but Republicans have yet to produce one of their own.
Cantor asserted in a nationally broadcast interview Thursday that the health care overhaul has spurred a host of new federal regulations that have had the effect of impeding private-sector hiring.
He told ABC's "Good Morning America" the GOP is serious about attempts to repeal Obama's health care law, saying Republicans understand the political realities of a repeal failing in the Senate but that they want to "send a signal" about "job-killing regulations."
"Republicans do care about people having health care," he said, "and we just know there's a better way."
IMO~Republicans AND Democrats need to sit down and hammer out a FEW immediate priorities (Tort reform, pre-existing conditions, etc). Not a 1000+++ page bill. This should never have been an Democrat ObamaCare vs Republican Plan.... Democrats (Pelosi/Ried) made this a partisan issue by shutting Republicans out of the writing of the bill and a pethora of closed door meetings.... Democrats OWN this current health care plan, Obama travelled the nation to sell it... Hence ObamaCare. Republicans, once shut out of negotiations of the design of the bill, went on the attack of the strictly partisan bill.... It should NOT have come to this.... This should have been slow methodic steps for the GOOD of America.... Not a partisan rush to jam pack special interest filled campaign considerations in thousands of pages....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by Laura2U at 12:34 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
If ObamaCare is what this nation needs, why have 222 waivers been issued SO FAR~ to companies AND unions to exclude them from participating in ObamaCare?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
OP, take this question, "Insurance companies covering transgender surgeries " OP, what do GOVERNMENT MANDATED coverages DO to everyone's insurance premiums?
If the Majority of Americans POLLED like their health care access, but don't like the cost ~ In your opinion, OP~What is ObamaCare doing to lessen the cost burden?
Would you, OP, say that ObamaCare mandates (above) are HELPING the cost issue for ALL?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Grly, I think they will in the long term with OTHER provisions ...I still believe a public option would help with further reducing those numbers.
So, as ObamaCare stands today, do you think ObamaCare has helped the Cost issue for ALL Americans?.... Or are you saying in order for the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Democrat marketing??) to be AFFORDABLE, other provisions are necessary?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 4:11 PM on Jan. 6, 2011