January 23, 2011

The Update Desk: No response from Ann Marie Buerkle

Earlier this month, I sent an email to Ann Marie Buerkle asking about health care reform and the planned vote to repeal.  To date, I haven't heard from her. 

The House did vote to repeal PPACA, as expected, with three Dems joining the Reps.  After the vote, the House vowed to have their committees start working on coming up with some new ideas for health care reform, including many of the ideas that are in the bill they want repealed. 

Over in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) continues to say there's not going to be a repeal vote, but Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insists there's going to be one. Suspect if it does happen, it'll be through amendments to other bills, or via some obscure parliamentary procedure.  

Perhaps one good thing has come out of the House vote: there's now some movement on at least thinking about discussing changing some of the things in the bill, such as requiring a 1099 for all $600 business transactions. Pretty committal, I know, but I guess it's something.

What I haven't seen yet, however, is how many jobs the Job-Killing Health Care Law actually killed.  Anyone have the number?  And how much of the bill needs to be repealed before we start seeing jobs created?