The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to repeal the controversial health care reform legislation enacted last year. In doing so, the newly-minted Republican majority fulfilled a major campaign promise which had become a rallying cry grassroots activists nationwide.
In casting his vote to repeal the bill, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) called for quick action to replace it with reforms that bring down the cost of care without growing the size of government.
"It took 2,310 pages to get enough votes to pass this misguided legislation but it took us just two to express the will of the American people," said Kingston. "Repeal was the first step and now we must follow up with commonsense reforms that will expand access to quality, affordable and patient-centered health care. By allowing the purchase of insurance across state lines, medical liability reform, and allowing small businesses to team up for the same economies of scale as huge corporations, we can bring positive change to our health care system."
After voting for repeal, the House began debate on a resolution which outlined twelve goals for legislation to replace the bill.