- Oct 4, 2010
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Republicans to attack healthcare law funding
Thu Nov 4, 2010 2:10pm EDT
McConnell takes hard line, says wants repeal
Senate Democrats: law protects against insurance abuses (Adds Democratic reaction, analysts comments)
By Richard Cowan
WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have to settle for far more modest changes.
Two days after Republicans scored big victories in congressional elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a hard line against Obama's landmark law and showed no sign of compromise when the new Congress opens for business in January. "We can and should propose and vote on straight repeal repeatedly" of the healthcare law, he said.
McConnell's remarks, in a speech delivered to the conservative Heritage Foundation, acknowledged that Obama would veto such legislation, which probably would be blocked by the president's fellow Democrats in the Senate anyway.
More realistically, McConnell said Republicans, who will hold a majority in next year's House of Representatives, should aim to hobble the healthcare law by "denying funds for implementation" of the measure. Annual spending bills for agencies, including ones that implement the healthcare law, are normally written first in the House.
UPDATE 2-US Republicans to attack healthcare law funding | Reuters
Now read below.....
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Poll: Start over on health reform
A Zogby International poll released Tuesday shows that 57 percent of Americans do not like either of the competing health care bills produced by the Senate and House and say Congress should start over, as a group of bipartisan lawmakers head to a health care.
Poll: Start over on health reform - Washington Times
Near 60 percent of Americans wanted Congress to start over. Then after it passed.....
March 24, 2010 6:30 PM
Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill
A CBS News poll released Wednesday finds that nearly two in three Americans want Republicans in Congress to continue to challenge parts of the health care reform bill.
The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and two in three independents want the GOP to keep challenging. Even 41 percent of Democrats support continued challenges.
Poll: Most Want GOP to Keep Fighting on Health Bill - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
Why they thought they should press ahead with something so many Americans clearly did not want I don't know, but what happened Tuesday shouldn't be a surprise. The Republicans will attempt to carry out the will of the majority of voters. The Democrats can co-operate or continue to fight, which would likely lead to more losses for them in 2012.