Republicans Calling for Repeal of Healthcare Bill

With healthcare reform now the land of the land, Republicans are still united in their opposition to the bill.  Are Republicans advocating for repeal of the recently passed healthcare reform bill suffering from a bad case of sour grapes?  Many Americans who are unhappy with the legislation are already saying they will vote Republican in the November mid-term elections in a demonstration of their displeasure with healthcare reform.  Not 24 hours after the bill passed with a Democrats-only majority, repeal emails were flying through cyberspace from Republican Congressional hopefuls.

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) posted a call for repeal on his website, saying he would introduce legislation to repeal “President Obama’s government takeover of healthcare. Unless this trillion-dollar assault on our freedoms is repealed, it will force Americans to purchase Washington-approved health plans or face stiff penalties.  It will fund abortions, raise taxes and insurance premiums, while reducing healthcare choices and quality.”

Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) posted on the conservative Townhall.com website that she had “filed legislation to repeal Obamacare in hopes that we can start from scratch and give the American people true healthcare reform that won’t break the bank nor rob us of our individual liberty and freedom.  There’s too much at stake to simply give up now.”  Bachmann offered no specific proposals on how she would work to achieve healthcare reform.

With Democrats controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate, repeal is unlikely.

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