House Votes to Repeal Part of Health Care Law



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The House voted Wednesday to repeal a part of President Obama’s health care law deemed unsustainable by his own administration, sending the bill to the Senate, where Democrats have indicated they aren’t ready to kill the long-term care program.

More than two dozen House Democrats broke party ranks to join Republicans in a 267-159 vote to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act – a part of Mr. Obama’s signature health care reform aimed at providing long-term coverage for the elderly and those with disabilities.

But putting together a filibuster-proof majority to repeal CLASS in the Senate is another matter: Sen. John Thune, the South Dakota Republican who has tried to push a repeal through the upper chamber, acknowledged Tuesday he’s unlikely to gather the necessary 60 votes.

The White House has virtually abandoned CLASS but still opposes an election-year repeal – putting more pressure to Democrats to hold the line.

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  • http://aol.com david peacock

    Obama calls the house of reps the DO NOTHING CONGRESS;; WHAT ABOUT harry a—hole reid's SENATE????????????

  • fbo

    even when the ADMIN desides to "scrap" this class act,,almost all the dems in HR vote for it,,just goes to show you they cant stop spending….and how partisan the DEms are…reallly pathetic bunch of scum low life.

  • sss

    stupid democrats

  • Jeff

    Let's pass a law where government,insurance co. ect. can't collect more then 20% combined of your assets due to medical.I believe they might due this in some other countries.

  • buck

    When is the House going to CENSURE the fraudalent occupant of the WHITE HOUSE ?

  • Tucker

    And this is good because…………………? Of course they'd vote to not pay for long term care of people they put on their death panels. And when they die, the government will take anything they do have in the form of a death tax.

    • http://www.gemfountains.com Proud Patriot

      Republicans or democrats, doesn't matter, the elderly are always the first to get cut.

      • Anthony San Diego

        That's only because we no longer pay our FAIR share.
        Fair share, has a nice ring to it don't cha think?
        Socialists love that pairing of words.

  • Jane

    Well we knew it was bad….they didn't go far enough into it to show how this healthcare bill gets into taking a portion of the sale of your home, but people need to know that this. We are in for a ride of our lifetime if this does not get overturned. I can't even look at pelosi, reid or obummer without physically getting sick to my stomach. God help us all!!!!!

    • http://www.gemfountains.com Proud Patriot

      There are many new taxes in obummercare; The sales tax on the sale of your home is just oneof them.
      There is also a Surtax on Investment Income, Excise Tax on Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, Medicine Cabinet Tax (Americans no longer able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).
      Also, Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers , Tax on Indoor Tanning Services,Excise Tax on Charitable Hospitals, Tax on Health Insurers (who do you think rally pays this one?).
      The whole plan is to force us into one payer system so they can readily choose who lives and who dies.

  • http://yahoo.com marylou5

    Are we supposed to give the House raves because they eliminated PART of OBAMACARE?

    Come talk to us when you get rid of all of OBAMACARE!

    How naive do you think we are?

    • Myrtlelinder

      You have to know that anything Obama does will be against the people of America. How long is it going to take what we were, at one time, "We The People," to understand that our very lives depends on getting rid of the "OBAMASCARE healthcare plan," as well as "GET HIM OUT OF DC"

  • NancyJ

    Received this morning. I would recommend that the House vote to eliminate all of Obama Care after seeing this.

    THIS WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!! Please WATCH!!!

    Please watch the entire video….it is ALMOST unbelievable! Then forward it to everyone you know. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HcBaSP31Be8&…

    • Trixie

      I watched the video you linked but cannot match any of the pages and lines cited to the actual HR 3590, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). I'm inclined to believe it because I think gov healthcare would be an abomination, but I don't think the video is true.

      • trixie

        Why did I get a thumbs down. I want to repeal obamacare as much as anyone but without giving out false information. What law does Nancy J's blog refer to?

  • Johnny Hiott

    One of two things must happen. Either congress repeals ALL of obamacare or the people of this nation need to repeal congress. Throw all of the bums out of congress and the white house of which 95% are either socialist or fascist.