Senate Repeals PART Of ObamaCare Law, & Votes Down FULL Repeal Along Party Lines


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President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate blocked a Republican bid on Wednesday to repeal his healthcare overhaul, likely leaving the fate of the year-old law up to the federal courts.

The Senate rejected the attempted repeal on a party-line vote of 51-47, two days after a federal judge struck down the law as unconstitutional, a ruling the Obama administration promptly announced it would appeal.

Meanwhile, the Senate voted Wednesday for the first time to repeal a piece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rolling back a new tax reporting requirement that’s been universally panned by business owners.

The amendment to repeal the 1099 reporting requirement passed 81-17 with broad bipartisan support.

The provision was one that Obama identified in his State of the Union speech as something that Democrats were willing to change.

The Senate voted several times last year on repealing the requirement, but all the attempts failed amid partisan bickering over how to pay for it. Republicans made an attempt to repeal the provision by taking money from the health reform law’s prevention and wellness fund. Democrats tried to repeal it without paying for it.

The provision would have required business owners to file 1099 tax documents on all cumulative purchases from a single vendor that total more than $600 in a year.

It was included in the health law because it would have raised about $17 billion in previously uncollected taxes. A bipartisan collection of business groups have opposed the provision, arguing that it would bury them in paperwork.

(Source: Reuters / Politico)


  1. ObmamCare is Not the law of the land it is Void the judge struck it down. Obama is in contempt of the courts. We must fight to stop obama take over of our country and economy. Say No to Obama!

  2. frdm – why so selfish? Let me guess, you are probably B”H in good health and are not paying or paying very little for insurance, right? I, on the other hand need this to survive. I am not a freeloader. I have probably paid my share much greater then you in my lifetime (financially and physically). Parts of it that are in effect have already saved my life. On a halachic note, mandated health insurance as well as taking care of the sick is probably in tune with our belief system. I think you just dislike Obama, period. Nothing to do with health insurance or anything else. You make that obvious. That’s fine but be honest about it – don’t just attack indiscriminately.

  3. #1 frdm,

    Two other judges upheld it in full, and one upheld everything except for the mandate to buy insurance, so it is not “Void” at all.

    #2 Homeless,

    Rabbi Moshe Tendler has in fact paskened that it is a chiyuv on a community to provide health care for all. I have seen no rabbi of comparable stature disagree. And all the religious parties support Israel’s universal health insurance. So your statement about mandated health insurance being consistent with our belief system is certainly true.

  4. Charlie Hall you have no credibility you’re a liberal hack, who has no clue what you are saying. Second health care will bankrupt this country, and destroy our medical system, and premiums are going up. And there is No Chiyuv on doing that! Wake up!