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J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President

Michael P. Farris, Esq.
Chairman

U.S. House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law

January 24, 2011

William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director of Federal Relations

Wednesday, January 19, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the health care reform law. The repeal passed 245 to 189. The repeal will now go over to the Senate for consideration. Meanwhile, six states joined the lawsuit challenging the Health Care Law on January 20, making the number of states fighting this law 26.

As you may remember, HSLDA opposed the last Congress’ health care reform law. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. We believe that this law will cause great harm by increasing the amount of federal regulation on all families. Additionally, one provision in particular created more federal funding to help the states conduct home visitation programs to teach parents how to raise their children. You can read HSLDA’s concerns with the health care reform law online.

Action Requested

It will be difficult to pass the repeal bill through the Senate, so we encourage you to contact your senators and share with them your thoughts on this repeal bill.

You may reach your U.S. senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or toll-free at 866-220-0044. If you do not know your U.S. senators, please use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.

 Other Resources

See how your U.S. Representative voted on January 19.