GOP Demands Health Repeal with 1.6M Signatures

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Boxes filled with 1.6 million signatures and petitions of Americans who want to repeal President Obama's health care law lined the steps of the Capitol Wednesday.
   
Republicans are calling on Senate Democrats to follow the House's lead and vote to repeal "Obamacare."

"So if the president wants a jobs bill, this is it. Repealing Obamacare is a jobs bill," Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., said.

"Let the Senate debate it and repeal this bill, and let's get on with getting this economy healed," he added.
    
With rising health care costs, fewer insurance providers, and more companies dropping employee coverage, opponents say the law doesn't live up to its promises and is keeping the economy from creating jobs.

"Health care cost more. We have fewer insured. Everything good that [President Obama] said it was going to do we got the inverse of the president's promise on this," Steve King, R-Iowa, said.

"What they really designed this to do was create a socialized medicine policy," he added.    

While portions of the law have already gone into effect, it won't be fully implemented until 2014.

It's still unclear if it will get to that point.
    
The law has been challenged in the courts, with the Supreme Court expected to weigh on its constitutionality by next year.

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