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WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House didn't need help from Democrats to repeal the health care reform law but they got a little anyway.

Three Democrats voted against their party in the mostly symbolic vote:

-- Dan Boren of Oklahoma

-- Mike McIntyre of North Carolina

-- Mike Ross of Arkansas

All three are members of the Blue Dog coalition, a group of moderate Democrats from conservative districts.

They were among 39 Democrats who voted against their party nearly a year ago when it first passed the historic health care overhaul. Of the 30 Democrats who voted no and ran for re-election, there were only 13 who were re-elected.

Only one member missed the repeal vote. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering from an assassination attempt in a Tucson hospital and is expected to move to a rehab center in Texas Friday.

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It's only a crisis for those who can't figure out how to get it for free and those who have actually earned it but cannot afford it. so instead of telling everyone that they have to have it why not make the providers and insurance companies lower the costs after all the real problem is the costs.

February 01 2011 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok tell me who has it helped so far? the insurance companies? of course, the want everything for nothingers? yes again, and who will it help, the insuranc ecompanies, the want everything for nothingers, the IRS when they start fining people. Who has it already and will it hurt? obviously - the people who have already worked to earn it - higher premiums, higher deductibles, high out of pocket costs. So tell me how has it helped everyone fairly and with equality?? It is the dame with all the other supposed help - so far everyone has been helped EXCEPT the hard working tax paying citizens.

February 01 2011 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We have a HEALTHCARE CRISIS in this country. Not an insurance crisis. We need to work with people to restore their health, get them healthy, get them off medication, etc. That is the foundation for bringing cost down. Obamacare will do none of that. If you just force people to buy insurance and give it to those who can't afford it, we will continue on with this "disease maintenance" system we have until we go bankrupt. Prices will skyrocket when the industry knows that they can charge whatever they want because everyone will have a means to pay now. Did anyone ever think what will happen 10 years from now when insurance premiums go so high that no one can afford them anymore yet by law we will HAVE to buy it??? We will then be forced to pay the penalty and at which time we will have no insurance and less money because we had to pay a fine. We're heading down the wrong track people.

January 26 2011 at 8:06 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Dear Ms. Stone-
Would it be possible for you to also list all of the Blue Dog Democrats that had their arms twisted by Nancy Pelosi and Mr. Obama to actually vote for the bill last year?
Thank you so much.

January 19 2011 at 10:21 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

The title should read, "Bipartisan support for repeal of the legislation that has universally become known as Obamacare shows the American people are finally receiving what they want. Even though republicans had the necessary votes to pass this legislation without any democrat support, whatsoever, the American people were treated to a rare case of democrats engaging in bipartisanship. After Obamacare was forcibly passed with absolutely no republican support/contribution/consultation whatsoever, with the most partisan democrat controlled congress in decades, it is nice to finally see the American people being treated properly. After a haughty speaker condescendingly told the American people the bill had to pass first, before we could know what was in it, we are finally seeing a congress that the American people can relate to, and trust in." Very unlikely to see the truth like this printed much of anywhere, especially in a propaganda type media that controls what others may or may not read......

January 19 2011 at 9:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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Actually you're wrong. The Republicans worked on the Affordable Care Act for a year and a half with the Democrats, and put in over 100 amendments. But when it came time to pass it, everyone refused to pass it (too much insurance company money in their pockets I guess, ) and then said they had no input into it. Stop listening to the talking points of Faux News.

January 20 2011 at 9:52 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

After Nancy Pelosi said we have to pass this to see what's in it, it cemented my thoughts on the whole DC government. How can anyone think that in a private sector that a comment like that would 'fly'? That is precisely why we need smaller government and more private sector business.

January 19 2011 at 9:29 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

This bill is passed by the house. It is now up to the senate and Reid states he will not bring it up for a vote. I think that is a bad mistake on his part. It would be in his best interest to put this bill on the floor for a vote. Win or lose let them vote. If it passes then off to Obama. I would love to see how Obama handles this if laid at his feet. He has changed considerably since the 2010 elections. He has already gone against his policies

January 19 2011 at 7:30 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

The bill, eventhought a necessary goverment responsability towards the people of USA, was badly written, badly explained, and worsed understanded by us, the common people of America.

Health Care should be a right, not a privilege. The bill should have been simple, Medicare/Medicaid for all uninsured and not insurable people.

I hope a new and better, bipartisan bill will come after this.


January 19 2011 at 7:07 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to carmarvic's comment

The Democrats must be up for re-election the next go round and are tyring to suck up points. Thats what McCaskill does in Missouri, when the vote is meaningless, she votes Republican and when it's something to screw the country she votes Democrat.

January 19 2011 at 6:32 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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