Acting on a promise many of them made during their election campaigns, the House Republicans are vowing to repeal the new healthcare bill. According to Reuters, a vote to repeal the bill is scheduled for January 12th.
While the measure will pass the House, it will face an uphill battle in the Senate since Democrats still hold the majority. Even if the “repeal vote” does not pass the Senate, there is still a chance to “kill the bill” by defunding it, which Republicans in the House plan to do. (To view the proposed repeal bill, visit: http://rules-republicans.house.gov/Media/PDF/HR__-Repeal.pdf.)
The repeal vote is only the first step in a multi-pronged approach to reverse the government takeover of our healthcare system. Many groups within Tea Party Patriots (TPP) (www.teapartypatriots.org) organization have been diligently working on various efforts to attack this bureaucratic beast – one of those efforts is the Health Care Compact.
Since November, TPP coordinators have been working with Eric O’Keefe of the to make these compacts become a reality. Once the language is finalized, we will be calling on you to help us urge our state legislature to join the compact. (See the article for more information on the Compacts: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/nullifying-obamacare_524862.html.)
TPP Coordinators from across the U.S. will be meeting in TX next week for a detailed training seminar on the Compacts. We will then have local conference calls and training sessions here sp we can get started on passing the Health Care Compact in OH. The CTPP Compact Committee will be chaired by member Dan Brass. Please keep an eye out for email updates and more info on the Health Care Compacts.