Senate Votes Down GOP’s Attempt at Repealing Health Care Law
February 3, 2011
(ChattahBox U.S. News)—The Senate shut out Republicans’ hopes yesterday when its members voted against Congress’s attempt to repeal the health care law that President Obama signed last March, the Huffington Post reports. Efforts to repeal the law will now have to be dealt with by the Supreme Court, which will most likely deal with the issue of the law’s constitutionality in the near future.
After the Republican-led House passed its bill attempting to repeal the health care law, its members expected the bill to die in the Senate, but wanted to force Democrats to take a position on the issue in advance of the 2012 elections, Huffington Post notes. Democrats counter that the health care law is already in effect, and to strike it down would force many families off of their new insurance benefits.
The Senate did, however, vote to remove a line item from the health care bill that requires businesses, charities, and governments to file income tax forms when they bought $600 or more in goods, Huffington Post reports. Striking that verbiage does not impact Americans’ health care delivery.