Health Care Repeal Shot Down in Senate
Posted on Feb 2, 2011
As expected, the Republican-backed plan to take down Obama’s prized health care reform law didn’t enjoy the same traction in the Senate that it picked up in the House, as senators voted Wednesday along party lines to block the push for repeal. —KA
Reuters via Google News:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scoffed at Republican efforts, saying: “They want to replace patients’ rights with insurance companies’ power. They want to replace health with sickness. They want to replace the promise of tomorrow with the pain of yesterday.”
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell countered: “The case against this bill is more compelling every day. Everything we learn tells us it was a bad idea. That it should be repealed and replaced. The courts say so. The American people say so.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada cast his vote with Democratic colleagues Wednesday to keep the health care reform law intact.