Rep. Connie Mack introduced legislation today to repeal the health care bill President Obama signed into law yesterday. It's got a catchy title: the "Revoke Excessive Policies that Encroach on American Liberties Act" or the REPEAL Act.
Said the Fort Myers Republican: "The American people have spoken loud and clear, and that’s why I introduced this legislation today to repeal the health care “reform” plan. Once we repeal this flawed law, we must enact policies that keep taxes low, spending in check, and our freedoms in place, such as health savings accounts, association health plans, substantial medical malpractice reform, and tax incentives."
Mack said he's encouraged with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's lawsuit that looks to overturn the law, but "we have to fight this law on several fronts. Those in Congress who oppose the legislation must do all that we can to stop the Administration’s frightening move to bigger and more intrusive government."
Bill Nelson's office says he'll take to the Senate floor today to announce how he'll vote. He backed the measure in December when it contained a provision to grandfather Medicare Advantage plans for seniors in a number of areas, including South Florida.
Democrats lost one December "yes" vote on Monday when Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who faces a tough re election challenge, said she'd vote no.