ObamaCare repeal bill on tap in eight days

The Weekly Standard reports that the House will vote next Wednesday, Jan. 12, on a bill to repeal ObamaCare. The entire bill, according to TWS, is as follows:

112TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H. R. _

To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. CANTOR (for himself and [see ATTACHED LIST of cosponsors]) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on _____.

A BILL

To repeal the job-killing health care law and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act’’.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW AND HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.

JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW.—Effective as of the enactment of Public Law 111–148, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.

HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2010—Effective as of the enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152), title I and subtitle B of title II of such Act are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.

And you have more time to read those 252 words before this bill is voted on than you had to read the entire text of ObamaCare before Congress approved that.

Easiest prediction of the year: This bill will pass the House. Second-easiest prediction of the year: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will do his darndest to make sure it doesn’t come up for a vote in his chamber, because a host of Senate Democrats don’t want to have to cast a second vote in favor of ObamaCare.

And so the House leadership will turn to matters of funding, or defunding as the case may be. Which gives congressional Republicans over a year to produce the alternative legislation they would push if they were to take over all the levers of government in 2012.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
10:49 am

Whatever happens lettuce just hope this ObaManureHealthcare DIES!!

DannyX

January 4th, 2011
11:09 am

Oh goody. The Republicans are “shoving down our throats” their brand new scary talking point, “job killing health care law.”

First it was “Granny death squads!” The health care act has now morphed into a jobs killing maniac set loose on the public. Brilliant tie-in, link the health care bill to the topic of the day, JOBS.

Of course this is all political drama. Republicans have offered no alternative legislation in its place, they have no ideas.

“Job killing health care death squads are out killing Granny by shoving things down her throat!”

CJ

January 4th, 2011
11:14 am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will do his darndest to make sure it doesn’t come up for a vote in his chamber,…

Funny. Kyle seems to forget that Democrats hold the majority in the Senate. Reid won’t “do his darndest” to make sure that repeal doesn’t come up for a vote in his chamber. It won’t come up for a vote.

Funny. Kyle seems to forget that Democrats hold the majority in the Senate. Reid won’t “do his darndest” to make sure that repeal doesn’t come up for a vote in his chamber. It won’t come up for a vote.

On this subject Steve Benen writes–

“Apparently intent on treating Americans as idiots, the House GOP has named their bill the ‘Repeal of the Job Killing Health Care Law Act’…

Remember all the incessant whining about process during the actual debate over health care reform? This week, Republicans met behind closed doors to craft a bill, with no input from anyone outside the top party leadership. There will be no hearings to explore the merit of the legislation, or to consider the consequences.

Perhaps most interesting, the House Republicans, in their first big legislative push, have decided to put aside their own budget guidelines in order to pursue repeal. They don’t have much of a choice — the Affordable Care Act lowers the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars. The GOP can’t pay for its repeal push, so it’s decided not to try — Republicans would just add the costs to the deficit, which they occasionally pretend to care about.

… with their first big initiative after retaking the majority, House Republicans will vote to increase the deficit, raise taxes on small businesses, force vulnerable seniors to pay thousands of additional out-of-pocket dollars for their medication, and allow insurers to discriminate against children with pre-existing conditions, among other things.”

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2011_01/027364.php

And let’s not forget about the sham argument that business wasn’t hiring because of uncertainty caused by the Democratic Congress. But it is, in fact, the Republicans who are causing uncertainty with their drive to repeal health care reform, threatening government shutdowns, playing chicken with the debt limit, and hoping to re-write the rules regulating the financial industry that brought our economy to the brink.

DannyX

January 4th, 2011
11:32 am

“Which gives congressional Republicans over a year to produce the alternative legislation they would push if they were to take over all the levers of government in 2012.”

Republicans have never had a 60 vote majority. Republicans raised the bar significantly, they have blocked everything they can, which is a lot. (Chief Justice Roberts said recently that the failure to approve judges must end for example.) Republicans have said publicly their goal was to block everything.

As with the Republicans in 2008, the Democrats will ignore any talk of a “mandate from the public” if they lose all in 2012. Democrats will use the very same scorched earth strategy the Republicans used on Obama. It worked well.

Besides Kyle, you are against one party ruling the Presidency, Senate, and House. Remember? It keeps the extremists away.

Kyle Wingfield

January 4th, 2011
11:35 am

Gee, CJ. Thanks for reminding me — twice — of what I already acknowledged in the OP: that Reid is the Senate majority leader. Now, will you also join me in acknowledging that it you don’t have to bring up a bill as a standalone measure in order to force a vote on it?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

January 4th, 2011
11:39 am

Good morning all, perhaps this is dawn in America. Strange that senate democrats are so willing to stonewall the will of America, in that 60% now support repeal. Or maybe not so strange, this mindset of those who tell us repeatedly that they are smarter than the rest of us.

Kyle Wingfield

January 4th, 2011
11:40 am

DannyX: You forget that the Senate Dems are busy trying to get rid of the filibuster.

But on this matter, at least, Harry Reid seems to have the foresight to realize this might come back to bite him and other Democrats, and reportedly is trying to negotiate with Senate Republicans to reach a deal short of ending the filibuster — which, I would argue, is an important tool for limiting the majority on those occasions when my fellow Americans do give one party all the reins. He may have a hard time establishing good faith here, though, given the willingness he showed last year to circumvent such restrictions when it suited him.

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
11:41 am

Yes…our goal is to block everything!! To bring ObaManure to his knees thereby forcing him to do things correctly. To listen to the US citizens.

The Dems will now begin to learn a lesson and we republicans are here to help them.

Jefferson

January 4th, 2011
11:47 am

Only a fool would belive that the GOP has change. Fooled again, nothing new here.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
11:50 am

why do conservative god fearing christians want folks to die than have universal healthcare?…what god do they serve

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
11:51 am

conservative christians have always been on the wrong side of human rights…remember the civil rights acts of the 60;s which conservatives fought against

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
11:53 am

the GOP is just another version of the WHITE CITIZEN COUNCILS…in BROOKS BROTHERS SUIT

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
11:53 am

NEXTB THEYRE GOING TO TRY to repeal DADT

Jefferson

January 4th, 2011
11:56 am

The hot headed house will change nothing as you will see, noice makers not law makers.

CJ

January 4th, 2011
11:57 am

You’re correct on both counts, Kyle. My mistake. Although, the thrust of my comment stills stands.

Now will you join me in acknowledging that Dems are not trying to “get rid of” the filibuster?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2011/01/the_history_of_filibuster_refo.html

stands for decibels

January 4th, 2011
11:57 am

60% now support repeal.

You guys go right on believing that. Pay no heed to that “Bridge Closed” sign your Team GOP bus just drove through.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:00 pm

I STILL HAVENT SEEN ANYBODY EXPLAIN WHATS WRONG WITH SAVING LIVES….through universal healthcare

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:01 pm

The Crybaby dimocrats cant stand the pain…LMAO!!

get out much?

January 4th, 2011
12:04 pm

Second easiest prediction of the year, when asked to provide their own ideas on Healthcare reform, the republicans will stall and obfuscate.

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:05 pm

We cant afford to save everyone. Some people are just gonna die and thats the way it is. Besides…let the illegals go get help from their own Country. Its time to put SOME order in the house of ObaManure.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:06 pm

repubs have no plans…just look at DUBYAS 8 yrs in office….terrorist attacks and 2 unpaid wars…

reebok

January 4th, 2011
12:06 pm

typical GOP grandstanding, acting as if – with control of ONE house of congress – they have the power to repeal laws.

since the white house and the senate are still in domocratic hands, and since there is absolutely zero chanvce of repealing obama’s healthcare act, perhaps the repubilcans instead will do something productive with their time.

just kidding.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:07 pm

conservative christians want kids to die…how “godly” of them

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:08 pm

@reebok

keep wishing, the repubs have no plans

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:09 pm

Not only kids but we want everyone to die!! Especially the whales.

CJ

January 4th, 2011
12:09 pm

Hi Ragnar,

Actually, CNN recently conducted a poll that indicated that 43 percent support the Affordable Care Act and 13 percent oppose it because it’s “not liberal enough.” Something tells me that the folks in that latter category are not seeking repeal. I suspect they’re disappointed that they didn’t get a public option.

On the other hand, only 37 percent oppose ACA because it’s “too liberal.” So, if you’re sincerely interested in legislating as per “the will of America,” then perhaps you should write your representatives and ask them to give all Americans the option of buying into Medicare.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/12/27/rel17h.pdf

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:09 pm

KYLE claims to be a christian, but he would rather poor peoole die than get universal health insurance

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:11 pm

conservative christians love god…but would let u die if uj dont have healthcare

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:12 pm

Ya mainly we want the poor people to die and also we want to have a formula that will predict who will grow up to be poor. For those children not yet grown who are destined to be poor…well its over the cliff for them also.

The more the merrier.

DannyX

January 4th, 2011
12:14 pm

Favor 43%
Oppose too liberal 37%
Oppose, not liberal enough 13%
No opinion 7%

Republicans are misreading the health care polls. Yes, Americans favor repealing the mandatory insurance part. But for the most part, Americans favor it or want it strengthened.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:15 pm

OBAMA is to smart for these angry repubs….they tried to send JINDAL after him and he failed miserably…lol

DannyX

January 4th, 2011
12:16 pm

(My 12:14 post, latest CNN health care poll, taken 2 weeks ago.)

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:18 pm

why r conservatives so self righteous…lol

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:21 pm

The reason we want to get rid of ObaManureCare is so the poor people will die off, we can get a tax cut and all have more money for more cars, boats, hookers, fire-trucks, pinball machines, retro-vettes, etc.

Let the good time roll!!

stands for decibels

January 4th, 2011
12:22 pm

Republicans are misreading the health care polls.

No they aren’t. They’re simply lying about them. Occam’s Razor and all that.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:24 pm

after all is said and done….more will be said than done…as usual…the repubs holler louder, thats about it

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:27 pm

hey KYLE….i bet u get all angry just thinking about the lives that will be saved through universal healthcare, dontcha…lol…and i bet you claim to be a god fearing christian…lol

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

we give trillions to ISRAEL,EGYPT,and other countries….yet we dont wanna take care of our own

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:29 pm

the party of god[GOP], says universal healthcaRE is socialist….what would GOD say

We Report, You Bed Wet

January 4th, 2011
12:30 pm

The Republicans need to start investigate the corruption of Democrats ASAP. Just as the Democrats went after them after 2006 and Princess Pelosi’s most ethical congress in history. It’s time for some payback. National debt under her Congress increased over 60% alone.

All this unconstitutional power grabbin, behind closed door midnight deals, union shenanigans, and ramming Obamacare down our throats without it even being read need to be met with full force. Speaking of unions, how about investigation into New York sanitation workers union sabotaging the blizzard cleanup?

Thank God Americans woke up and stopped this runaway economic death train the Democrats put us on. Next up the goons wanted to go after PRIVATE retirement accounts. You’ll get no more unconstitutional power grabbing and like it, Democrats.

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:30 pm

For those of you not in the know below is a typical Republican prayer uttered just before bedtime.

“Dear God, I come to you with a heavy heart. Obama is a colossal butthole and I hate the democrats. Please smite them down oh lord with your heavy hand. Please also kill off all the poor people so that I might get a tax cut and buy new boat this year. Yes Lord I already have the 36 foot SeaRay, however, the 42 foot SeaRay is much prettier, faster and will allow me and my friend more drunken parties with more sexy hookers. I thank you in advance Lord and please dont let the wife find out about last weekends debauchery at the lake house. Amen”.

A Hearty Cheese Sauce

January 4th, 2011
12:34 pm

Speaking of goons…isnt today Peloshyts last day…? AH HAHAHAHAAAA!!

Ole BattleAx.

Port O'John

January 4th, 2011
12:36 pm

Its good to see that the GOP is going to keep the tradition of proposing pointless legislation that has no chance of passing in order to score political points with its base.

Instead of offering any real alternative to America’s disfunctional, insurance-centered system. The GOP offers this garbage. I guess this means that Kyle and the GOP are OK with insurance companies being allowed to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions and that its OK for Americans to go into bankruptcy or lose their homes because of unaffordable healthcare.

Now watch Kyle and the GOP claim that of course Americans should have access to affordable health care — but beyond platitudes, they will offer no substance. Except maybe more name calling, i.e., Obama is a Nazi Socialist, leninist-marxist, Kenyan-born Jihadist, etc. Kind of what we’ve come to expect from the AJC since it moved to the suburbs and is trying to reinvent itself as a “conservative voice.”

We Report, You Bed Wet

January 4th, 2011
12:36 pm

“Republicans are misreading the health care polls.”

“”No they aren’t. They’re simply lying about them.”"

Uhm no we’re not. Do some research STATE by STATE instead of relying on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and Salon.

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:37 pm

the bill will not get repealed, no matter how many orgasms u conservatives have thinking about it..

ohwell

January 4th, 2011
12:38 pm

@wereportubedwet

like u rely on FOX…lol

Mystified

January 4th, 2011
12:45 pm

I want Obamacare overturned but let’s get real…we don’t own the senate and could not overturn a veto. This is just posturing and is a waist of time. This new electorate is not going to be placated by this shallow attempt to convince us they did their best to fulfil their promises but now they have to go back to business as usual.

Mr. Ohwell…God says to owe nothing but love….We have a 14 trillion dollar defecit and cannot pay our bills. What does your liberal god say about debt?

Mystified

January 4th, 2011
12:46 pm

That should read 14 trillion dollar debt…not deficit…..

jconservative

January 4th, 2011
12:48 pm

How do I get repealing the Bush Senior Drug Bill on the agenda? It will cost taxpayers $10 trillion in the next 20 years. And it is a huge redistribution of wealth program – takes money from every taxpayer and redistributes it to senior to help pay their drug bills. Pure Socialism at its most basic.

ATLBadger

January 4th, 2011
12:50 pm

What a shocking development, Republicans are going to do some grandstanding, score some cheap political points, and do nothing to fix America’s healthcare problem. You must be proud, Kyle!