The Complete List of House Republicans Who Voted Against Fake Obamacare Repeal Bill & the List of Those Who Voted to Keep Obamacare

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Sadly, “conservative” pundits have joined the mainstream media in calling RINOCare 2.0 a repeal of Obamacare.  It is not such thing.  While it takes on some issues of Obamacare, it continues to allow a vast majority of Obamacare to remain in place and adds new socialist principles.  In fact, truth be told, it could be said to be a “reform” of Obamacare, but the results are still big government and exchanging money from some people to others.

With that in mind, many are labeling these Republicans as those who voted to “save Obamacare.”

  • Andy Biggs, Arizona
  • Mike Coffman, Colorado
  • Barbara Comstock, Virginia
  • Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania
  • Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania
  • Dan Donovan, New York
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
  • Will Hurd, Texas
  • Walter Jones, North Carolina
  • David Joyce, Ohio
  • John Katko, New York
  • Leonard Lance, New Jersey
  • Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
  • Thomas Massie, Kentucky
  • Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania
  • Dave Reichert, Washington
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
  • Chris Smith, New Jersey
  • Mike Turner, Ohio

The claims that they voted to save Obamacare is laughable.  Several of these representatives voted against it because it is still unconstitutional.  Yes, I know it’s hard for conservatives and liberals to believe that there are a few that actually want to follow the Constitution’s restrictions on what they can legislate and what they can spend money on.  America would be better off if all congressmen did this.

One of those people was Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY).  He called the bill “a bad bill” in an interview with Glenn Beck.

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“Some people said that I let perfect become the enemy of the good,” Massie said.  “I tell them this was not a good bill.”

Massie said that at least three in the list above voted against the bill for conservative reasons:  Walter Jones, Andy Biggs, and Massie.  He then went on to explain why he voted against it.

“The reason that I voted against it is just last year, as Republicans, we were arguing that mandates were unconstitutional, subsidies would bankrupt our country, and that bailouts were immoral,” he said.  “And this bill has all those things in it.  What happened to our arguments?  We have forever enshrined now the notion in the Republican platform, in the Republican Party in DC at least, that all these things are legitimate, and I reject that completely.”

In responding to President Trump’s claim that the bill is great for America and pontificating as though he knows even what is in it, Massie said that Republicans are attempting to play a “game of Jenga” with Obamacare by  pulling out certain portions of it while thinking it will make it stand up straighter without repealing the entire thing.

“That’s not going to happen,” said Massie.  “It’s going to collapse on us, and you can’t repeal certain mandates and keep other mandates.  That’s wishful thinking.”

“The pool of people that are covered by the individual insurance plan is going to get unhealthier as the healthy people leave when they realize they can sign up anytime they want,” Massie added.

Massie applauded the Freedom Caucus for getting a bit in the bill that would allow states to receive waivers of certain portions of Obamacare mandates, but pointed out that those waivers are only temporary, and at the discretion of the Health and Human Services Secretary at the time.

Massie conceded that this is just another step in pushing us toward a single payer system.  In other words, as I’ve told you before, Democrats play us on one side and then Republicans play us on the other.  The Democracts gave us Obamacare.  Republicans refuse to get rid of it.  They have at least two simple bills (here and here) which would repeal the entire thing, but they won’t advance those.  So they “jenga” Obamacare, so that when it fails, it will have their fingerprints all over it and Democrats will say, “Look, we tried it our way, and we’ve tried it the Republicans way, the only solution is single payer now.”

And don’t be so naive and to think establishment Republicans don’t know what they are doing here.  They know exactly what they are doing!  And Trump doesn’t get a pass either because, in the end, he took an oath to the Constitution, which grants no authority for any of this criminal legislation.

Massie reiterated many of these points following his vote against the American Health Care Act in a Facebook post on Thursday.

As recently as a year ago, Republicans argued that mandates were unconstitutional, bailouts were immoral, and subsidies would bankrupt our country. Today, however, the House voted for a healthcare bill that makes these objectionable measures permanent.

The former Democrat Speaker of the House was rightfully derided for imploring Members to vote for a healthcare bill to “find out what was in it.” Yet today, we voted on a healthcare bill for which the text was available only a few hours before the vote. In fact, the Congressional Budget Office had no time to even provide Congress with a preliminary estimate of the full cost of this bill.

By repealing a small number of Obamacare mandates, while leaving others in place, this bill runs the risk of destroying what remains of the individual health insurance market. The option in this bill that allows States to apply for waivers from some Obamacare mandates is well-intentioned. However, it falls far short of our promise to repeal Obamacare. There also remains the risk that State legislatures, like our federal legislature, are unable to withstand the political pressure from lobbyists who defend Obamacare, and the pressure from those who receive Obamacare’s welfare handouts.

This bill should have included measures that allow Americans to take charge of their own healthcare and get the government out of the way. These measures include allowing the deduction of health insurance costs from income taxes, giving everyone the ability to purchase insurance across state lines, and allowing individuals to band together through any organization to purchase insurance.

In weighing my vote, I heeded the wise advice that “one should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” If this bill becomes law, it could result in worse outcomes, fewer options, and higher prices for Kentuckians who seek health care. In summary, I voted against this bill not because it’s imperfect, but because it’s not good.

The list above is about those who rejected a really bad bill, but the remaining congressmen who voted in favor of the bill are the ones who are really trying to save Obamacare.

Here’s a few that voted for the bill, but didn’t read it.

Mark Sanford, South Carolina

Chris Collins, New York

Tom Garrett, Virginia

Others didn’t read it, which I pointed out on Friday.  Here’s all the Republicans who voted “Yes” to keeping Obamacare alive and well and breaking their promise to repeal it.

AL-1 Bradley Byrne AL-2 Martha Roby AL-3 Mike D. Rogers AL-4 Robert B. Aderholt AL-5 Mo Brooks AL-6 Gary Palmer AR-2 French Hill AR-3 Steve Womack AR-4 Bruce Westerman AZ-2 Martha E. McSallyY AZ-4 Paul Gosar AZ-6 David Schweikert AZ-8 Trent Franks CA-4 Tom McClintock CA-22 Devin Nunes CA-23 Kevin McCarthy CA-45 Mimi Walters CA-48 Dana Rohrabacher CA-50 Duncan Hunter CO-4 Ken Buck FL-1 Matt Gaetz FL-2 Neal Dunn FL-3 Ted Yoho FL-4 John Rutherford FL-11 Daniel Webster FL-12 Gus Bilirakis FL-15 Dennis A. Ross FL-16 Vern Buchanan FL-17 Tom Rooney FL-18 Brian Mast FL-19 Francis Rooney GA-1 Earl L. “Buddy” Carter GA-3 Drew Ferguson GA-7 Rob Woodall GA-9 Doug Collins GA-10 Jody B. Hice GA-11 Barry Loudermilk GA-12 Rick W. Allen GA-14 Tom Graves IA-4 Steve King IL-13 Rodney Davis IL-15 John Shimkus IL-18 Darin M. LaHood IN-2 Jackie Walorski IN-3 Jim Banks IN-4 Todd Rokita IN-5 Susan W. Brooks IN-6 Luke Messer IN-8 Larry Bucshon KS-1 Roger Marshall KS-2 Lynn Jenkins KS-4 Ron Estes KY-1 James Comer KY-2 Brett Guthrie KY-6 Andy Barr LA-1 Steve Scalise LA-3 Clay Higgins LA-5 Ralph Abraham MD-1 Andy Harris ME-2 Bruce Poliquin MI-1 Jack Bergman MI-2 Bill Huizenga MI-4 John Moolenaar MI-6 Fred Upton MI-7 Tim Walberg MI-8 Mike Bishop MI-10 Paul Mitchell MI-11 Dave Trott MN-2 Jason Lewis MO-2 Ann Wagner MO-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer MO-4 Vicky Hartzler MO-6 Sam Graves MO-7 Billy Long MO-8 Jason Smith MS-3 Gregg Harper MS-4 Steven M. Palazzo NC-2 George Holding NC-5 Virginia Foxx NC-6 Mark Walker NC-7 David Rouzer NC-8 Richard Hudson NC-9 Robert Pittenger NC-10 Patrick T. McHenry NC-11 Mark Meadows NC-13 Ted Budd ND-1 Kevin Cramer NE-2 Don Bacon NE-3 Adrian Smith NJ-3 Tom MacArthur NV-2 Mark Amodei NY-1 Lee Zeldin NY-2 Peter T. King NY-19 John J. Faso NY-21 Elise Stefanik NY-23 Tom Reed NY-27 Chris Collins OH-1 Steve Chabot OH-4 Jim Jordan OH-5 Bob Latta OH-6 Bill Johnson OH-8 Warren Davidson OH-12 Pat Tiberi OH-15 Steve Stivers OH-16 James B. Renacci OK-1 Jim Bridenstine OK-2 Markwayne Mullin OK-3 Frank D. Lucas OK-4 Tom Cole OK-5 Steve Russell OR-2 Greg Walden PA-3 Mike Kelly PA-4 Scott Perry PA-5 Glenn Thompson PA-9 Bill Shuster PA-10 Tom Marino PA-11 Lou Barletta PA-16 Lloyd K. Smucker PA-18 Tim Murphy SC-1 Mark Sanford SC-2 Joe Wilson SC-4 Trey Gowdy SC-7 Tom Rice SD-1 Kristi Noem TN-1 Phil Roe TN-2 John J. Duncan Jr. TN-3 Chuck Fleischmann TN-4 Scott DesJarlais TN-6 Diane Black TN-7 Marsha Blackburn TN-8 David Kustoff TX-1 Louie Gohmert TX-2 Ted Poe TX-3 Sam Johnson TX-4 John Ratcliffe TX-5 Jeb Hensarling TX-6 Joe L. Barton TX-7 John Culberson TX-8 Kevin Brady TX-10 Michael McCaul TX-11 K. Michael Conaway TX-12 Kay Granger TX-13 Mac Thornberry TX-14 Randy Weber TX-17 Bill Flores TX-19 Jodey Arrington TX-21 Lamar Smith TX-22 Pete Olson TX-24 Kenny Marchant TX-25 Roger Williams TX-26 Michael C. Burgess TX-27 Blake Farenthold TX-31 John Carter TX-32 Pete Sessions TX-36 Brian Babin UT-1 Rob Bishop UT-2 Chris Stewart UT-3 Jason Chaffetz UT-4 Mia Love VA-1 Rob Wittman VA-2 Scott Taylor VA-5 Tom Garrett VA-6 Robert W. Goodlatte VA-7 Dave Brat VA-9 Morgan Griffith WA-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers WI-1 Paul D. Ryan WI-5 Jim Sensenbrenner WI-6 Glenn Grothman WI-7 Sean P. Duffy WV-1 David B. McKinley WY-1 Liz Cheney AK-1 Don Young AR-1 Rick Crawford CA-1 Doug LaMalfa CA-8 Paul Cook CA-10 Jeff Denham CA-21 David Valadao CA-25 Steve Knight CA-39 Ed Royce CA-42 Ken Calvert CA-49 Darrell Issa CO-3 Scott Tipton CO-5 Doug Lamborn FL-6 Ron DeSantis FL-8 Bill Posey FL-25 Mario Diaz-Balart FL-26 Carlos Curbelo GA-8 Austin Scott IA-1 Rod Blum IA-3 David Young ID-1 Raúl R. Labrador ID-2 Mike Simpson IL-6 Peter Roskam IL-12 Mike Bost IL-14 Randy Hultgren IL-16 Adam Kinzinger IN-9 Trey Hollingsworth KS-3 Kevin Yoder KY-5 Harold Rogers LA-4 Mike Johnson LA-6 Garret Graves MI-3 Justin Amash MN-3 Erik Paulsen MN-6 Tom Emmer MS-1 Trent Kelly NE-1 Jeff Fortenberry NJ-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen NM-2 Steve Pearce NY-22 Claudia Tenney OH-2 Brad Wenstrup OH-7 Bob Gibbs PA-12 Keith Rothfus SC-3 Jeff Duncan WI-8 Mike Gallagher WV-2 Alex X. Mooney

WV-3 Evan H. Jenkins