5/16/2013--Passed House amended. Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care... Read More


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 16, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Date Introduced
Jan 3, 2013


Bill Text


To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


(a) PPACA.--Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), such Act (other than subsection (d) of section 1899A of the Social Security Act, as added and amended by sections 3403 and 10320 of such Act) is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act (other than such subsection (d)) are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted. (b) Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.--Effective as of the enactment of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111- 152), title I and subtitle B of title II of such Act are repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such title or subtitle, respectively, are restored or revived as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted.


The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation'' for this...

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Sentiment Map



1086 Supporting
207 Opposing
84% 16%

State: CA

49 Supporting
24 Opposing
67% 33%

District: 1st

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This is a Huge Train Wreck of a BILL! for the Entire Nation!

Next-Gen Patriots 2 years ago

Oabamacare is too intrusive, takes away personal responsibility, and puts bean counters in charge of our personal health!

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May 15, 2013 The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 45 because it would cost millions of hard?working middle class families the security of affordable health coverage and care they deserve. It would increase the deficit and detract from the work the Congress needs to do to focus on the economy and create jobs. Repealing the Affordable Care Act would mean that Health Insurance Marketplaces where Americans could compare private insurance plans and get tax credits to purchase them would not open. Tax credits for small business owners who cover their employees would be eliminated. States would lose substantial Federal assistance under Medicaid to provide coverage for the neediest Americans. But repealing the health care law would have implications far beyond the estimated 30 million Americans without insurance who would lose the health coverage they were going to receive. More than 250 million Americans with insurance – private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid – would lose the benefits and protections they receive under the health care law. Insurance companies would be able to go back to some of their worst practices. They would no longer have to cover as dependents the 6.6 million young adults who have been able to stay on or sign up on their parents' plans. They would be able to impose lifetime limits and restrictive annual limits on coverage. They could go back to denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions. And, they would likely turn away the approximately 100,000 Americans who had gained insurance through the Pre?existing Condition Insurance Plan program, which would have to shut down immediately. Many insurance companies would no longer be held accountable for double?digit premium increases. Strict rules that prevent insurance companies from spending too much on administrative costs or CEO bonuses would be erased. Reforms that strengthen Medicare's long-term finances would also be repealed. Seniors would lose the more generous prescription drug coverage provided under the health care law, as well as free preventive care. And Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund would become insolvent up to eight years earlier. Last year, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that repealing the health care law would add more than $100 billion to the deficit over the next decade, and more than $1 trillion in the following decade. The last thing the Congress should do is refight old political battles and take a massive step backward by repealing basic protections that provide security for the middle class. Right now, the Congress needs to work together to focus on the economy and creating jobs. If the President were presented with H.R. 45, he would veto it.

The White House 2 years ago

Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi: On behalf of the Trust for America’s Health, I write to oppose H.R. 45, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This legislation represents the 37th attempt to repeal or defund the ACA, which includes a number of important new protections meant to help improve the affordability and quality of health care services for Americans. Million who would otherwise remain uninsured will now gain access to coverage, including access to evidence-based preventive services. Repeal of the ACA would also mean the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (the fund), which represents one of our best opportunities to prevent chronic disease, detect it early, and reduce health care spending. Seventy-five percent of all health care costs in our country are spent on the treatment of chronic diseases, many of which could be easily prevented, yet less than five percent of national health spending is devoted to public health. The consequences of years of neglect are clear – hundreds of billions of dollars in mandatory funding are spent each year through Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs to pay for health care services once patients develop an acute illness, disability, injury, or chronic disease and present for treatment in our health care system. The Prevention Fund is our first sustained national investment in prevention and is intended to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive, sustainable, and accountable approach to improving our country’s health outcomes through the most effective prevention and public health programs. Supporting disease prevention is essential if we want to keep Americans healthy and reduce health costs for everyone. This is why the Fund has garnered the support of 788 national, state and local organizations, including health, faith, business, education and other organizations. States and communities are already using these prevention dollars to build epidemiology and laboratory capacity to track and respond to disease outbreaks, train the nation's public health workforce, modernize vaccine systems and immunize children, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, reduce tobacco use, promote behavioral health, help control the obesity epidemic, and build the evidence base to continually enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of these public health programs. Eliminating the Fund would compromise our ability to make progress on cost containment, public health modernization, and wellness promotion. I urge you to oppose H.R. 45. (Letter provided to POPVOX by Congressional office.)

Users Supporting

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because it has seriously damaged both the public and the economy. It makes NO SENSE to have 200 million people lose their old insurance and be forced to pay higher costs just to insure 7 million! The so-called "Affordable Care Act" is anything but coverage doubled...that's NOT affordable, plus it forces me to have coverage I don't need. Tell me, WHERE in the Constitution, is the government even authorized to be involved in healthcare? It's NOT, and this was never the intent of the Interstate Commerce or General Welfare clauses! Do your job, repeal this terrible legislation

1 year ago

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because... is an outrageous bill that goes against our liberties, increases government intrusion into our private life and choices, and increases the national debt.

1 year ago

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because...In case you might have forgotten I will refer back to The Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness“. To have a Government of the people by the people and to be told by This administration you will accept this as a law and to forget your Liberties and freedom of choice is not what our founding fathers had in mind. We as a nation sent the demands to a sitting King in a faraway land, that we were going to be heard. Thus we had a war and won our Independence. No administration of this or any other government has the right to tell the People it must accept this as a law.

1 year ago

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because...because our insurance has become almost UNAFFORDABLE! We pay a lot more and are getting less UNLESS you need birth control or abortions! Next year we truly may not be able to afford having insurance; working for the last 30 years I have always been able to afford insurance until now..... It is not the "affordable health care act"! It destroys religious rights, takes away our right to see doctors who know us, yet it feels woman are not smart enough or educated enough to provide their own birth control. I am a 55 year old female, and have been quite capable of making my own choices and paying for those choice! Government has NO right to say that women are just too dumb and incapable of taking care of their reproductive rights. Maybe democrat women are not capable;but leave the rest of us the out of this disastrous, horrible, and worthless healthcare act. "Obamacare" says it all!

1 year ago

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because...I'll take care of my own health needs

1 year ago

I support Repeal "Obamacare" because...This bill has to pass the Senate. Obamacare has devastated our healthcare system for both families and businesses. Obamacare was never created with the good of healthcare for each and everyone, it was to make recipients dependent upon government assistance and be indebted and broke. Right now, people cannot afford Obamacare and going without healthcare. This needs to be repealed and start from square one.

1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" because it's not a jobs bill.

1 year ago

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" because...enough already. 50+ times, millions of tax dollars to do something you know is NOT going to happen ... just ENOUGH ! Stop wasting tax money.

1 year ago

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" because...everyone should be insured. It would lower the cost. It will cause the insurance companies to be accountabilty. What Congress has, what our troops have should be allowed to all and that is to be insured. It will stop frauk in its tracks. THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHT. Here we need to support the goverment .

1 year ago

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" because it's only a repeal. In other words, go back to doing absolutely NOTHING about the health system. If the Republican party wants it gone so badly, why don't they come up with an alternative that doesn't end with the ill being denied because of pre-existing conditions. You want to talk entitled? Why does the health insurance world run away from it's purpose? For things that capitalism doesn't work for, a different type of system should be implemented, and tough shit to the deluded people who believe capitalism is the only available answer. It's like believing that the screwdriver is the only tool one should ever need.

1 year ago

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" takes time for the system to adjust to the Obamacare changes. Every American deserves healthcare. Universal Health Care is good for everyone.

1 year ago

I oppose Repeal "Obamacare" because I see nothing here to protect people's current right to access care. We were the only Western nation who had refused to address lack of medical care for our own people. Now we have taken a first step. Repeal is not a solution. Address specific issues and let's improve on what we have now. The ACA is not raising medical costs. Studies have shown that the rate of increase has dramatically declined since the offering of health care. It has always been the insurance industry driving the costs up and returning to the death panels of the insurance industry is not in the best interest of the American citizens.

1 year ago

Bill Summary

5/16/2013--Passed House amended. Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act's health care provisions.

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