California election results 2010 & US midterm election results: health repeal unlikely. The loss seems to have ended Obama's honeymoon that seems to have continued for far too long.
Now it is official that the Republicans are in full control of the House after an overwhelming victory in the 2010 midterm elections held Tuesday. It appears that the Republicans are girding up to repeal of the historic health care law that was passed by the Democrats after a prolong debate.
The passing of the law had triggered a firestorm of criticism with the Republicans challenging the bill. At that time they had promised the voters and their supporters that once in power they would repeal the bill. And now the time has come to do so.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has dropped the hint that the party would stick to its promise. However, he has also claimed that in short term a full repeal of the health care law won’t be possible. But that doesn’t mean they would be mum. They have pledged to mount pressure on the Obama administration and Democrats.
During a Thursday speech at the Heritage Foundation, McConnell said: “We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in the next two years, and we may not win every vote against targeted provisions, even though we should have bipartisan support for some.
But we can compel administration officials to attempt to defend this indefensible health spending bill and other costly, government-driven measures, like the stimulus and financial reform.” This only means that the once in full majority the Republicans would overhaul the health care law. For the time being the Democrats can take a sigh of relief. Right now the Republicans are readying themselves to take steps to “eliminate its worst parts.”
McConnell’s speech has been criticized by a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. He said: “It speaks volumes that the first thing on Republicans' 'to do' list is to give power back to big health insurance companies. What Sen.
McConnell is really saying is, Republicans want to let insurance companies go back to denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, let them go back to charging women twice as much for the same coverage as men, and let them push millions of seniors back into the Medicare doughnut hole.”