GOP Promises Health Care Repeal

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 10:12am

Republicans say they'll hold first House vote next week.

Republicans, who take control of the House tomorrow, have vowed to immediately move to repeal what they call "Obamacare".

On her last day as Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi promised to fight Republicans on health care.

"We will work to ensure that children with pre-existing conditions can continue to get coverage," Pelosi promised.

Republicans claim the health bill is so expensive it's keeping employers from hiring.

Democrats counter by claiming the law has already boosted the hiring of health care workers by 13%

"The job killing rhetoric is such garbage," says Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "Every minute that the Republicans spend fruitlessly trying to repeal health care reform is one less minute they're spending on job creation."

Repeal probably can't clear the Senate and President Obama would veto it, but incoming House Republicans like car dealer Mike Kelly want to try.

"That bill makes no sense to anybody in America," Kelly claims.

On his way back from Hawaii, President Obama charged repeal is a political ploy to help Republicans run for office.

Republicans plan to pass their repeal in the House next week, and Democrats plan to stall it in the senate.

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