Today the House will vote on repeal of the health care law, H.R. 2, "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."
Majority Leader Eric Cantor said House Republicans “can't accept the status quo”:
The reality is, the ObamaCare bill did not lower costs. It will cost small business people money. It will, in many cases, preclude the hiring of people. And if you're in a situation where that's not the case and don't accept that, then you are certainly assuming that more people are going to fall into a government controlled health care system which is going to add to the debt, which obviously is something that we are very focused on trying to reduce.
Meanwhile, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Democrats have yet to sell the public on the law:
Apparently none of us did a good enough job because public opinion is divided, and they are unsure of whether this legislation is going to be positive for them and their families.
Indeed, Democrats have not moved the needle. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey found 50 percent of Americans support repeal of health care reform.
A Quinnipiac poll shows voters by 48 - 43 percent want Congress to repeal ObamaCare. Fifty-one percent of voters disapprove of the way President Obama is handling health care.
Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said:
The Republicans pushing repeal of the health care law have more American people on their side. They may not have the votes in the Senate, but they have many on Main Street. While President Obama's poll rating has improved in recent weeks, the coalition against his health care plan remains and is quite similar to the one that existed when his numbers were at their nadir.
The health care debate do-over will give Americans a second opinion.