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Democrats fight back to keep health care reform

Republicans began the 112th Congress on Wednesday with an agenda to repeal health care reform legislation that was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. President Obama and Congressional Democrats are fighting back to protect health care reform.

President Obama's grassroots team, Organizing for America (OFA), stated on their blog on Wednesday that Republicans want to turn progress made on health care reform into a partisan fight.

Because of their wins in the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans have a majority in the House but not the Senate. It is unlikely that any effort to undo health care reform will be successful in Congress, because Republicans do not have a majority in both houses of Congress. Even if Republicans were successful in repealing health care reform, President Obama would surely veto it.

That isn't stopping Republicans from engaging in political theatre to try to repeal health care reform.

Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chair of the House Oversight Committee, is attempting to use his position to repeal health care reform. Darrell Issa represents California's 49th District, located south of Los Angeles,

On Friday morning Organizing for America sent out an email to volunteers stating that OFA's efforts to fight repeal will include donations from private citizens, phone calls, and letters in newspapers across the U.S.

If you are interested in joining Organizing for America's efforts to fight Republican attacks on health care reform click here. If you live or work in the Los Angeles area contact Valley for Obama by clicking here.

For more information about health care reform and what it means to you click here.


  • keithrybicki 4 years ago

    I have posted this already here before You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check search online for "Wise Health Insurance" If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and believe me you are not going to loose anything!

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    Sara Broers 4 years ago

    Things are so unsettled right now. Everyone is so angry~ I just wish we all could accept the decisions that our elected officials have made. This will be interesting to watch. I'm also disappointed that this will be the focus over the next few weeks, as opposed to getting people back to work in America!

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