Repeal of Obama health care law

Senate Roll Call No. 9
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 47-51 (see complete tally)

This February 2, 2011 roll call dealt with an amendment offered by Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to completely repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), the massive health care restructuring law that was enacted in March, 2010 (Public Law 111-148), sometimes referred to as "ObamaCare."  As enacted, the PPACA contains multiple provisions that will, if fully implemented, result in government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care, which are documented here.  In addition, the PPACA also contains multiple provisions authorizing federal subsidies for abortion, and additional provisions on which future abortion-expanding regulatory mandates may be based.  The abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of the PPACA are thoroughly documented in materials posted on the NRLC website here.  For these reasons, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) strongly supports repeal of the PPACA, as explained in a letter sent to U.S. House members, posted here, endorsing a similar repealer bill that passed the House on January 19, 2011.  Unfortunately, the McConnell motion failed, 47 to 51 (60 votes were required to prevail), on a straight party-line vote.  Roll call no. 9, February 2, 2011.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 9
Votes For : 47
Votes Against : 51
Not Voting : 2

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