GOP Performs Repeal Effort Political Theater, As Insurance Companies Expect Windfall from New Health Care Law
Interview with Wendell Potter, former health insurance executive turned whistle-blower, conducted by Scott Harris
In their first week as the new majority in the House of Representatives, the Republican party has pledged to schedule a vote to repeal the health care reform law passed by the previous Democratic Congress and signed into law by President Obama. With a 49-seat advantage in the House, the GOP will almost certainly succeed in passing repeal legislation. But with a Democratic Senate and the power of a presidential veto standing in their way, the Republican's repeal effort will merely be a symbolic gesture toward their conservative base. Acknowledging the obstacles of repeal, House GOP leaders say they will attempt to de-fund implementation of the new health care reform law.