In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the Obamacare HHS grandfather rule.
The Republicans were warning the current HHS regulations would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it. The HHS own regulatory rules were predicting this outcome.
The Republicans were referencing HHS Rule 34553 which can be found on page 17 of this pdf and predicted insurance companies would cancel their coverage.
On a party line vote, Democrats killed the resolution, which would have protected people from losing their health insurance policies.
YEAS–40 (all republican) Alexander, Barrasso, Bennett, Bond, Brown (MA), Brownback, Bunning,Burr, Chambliss, Coburn, Cochran, Collins, Corker, Cornyn, Crapo, DeMint, Ensign, Enzi, Graham, Grassley, Gregg, Hatch, Hutchison, Inhofe, Isakson, Johanns, Kyl, Lemieux, Lugar, McCain, McConnell, Risch, Roberts, Sessions, Shelby, Snowe, Thune, Vitter, Voinovich, Wicker
NAYS–59 Akaka, Baucus, Bayh, Begich, Bennet, Bingaman, Boxer, Brown (OH), Burris, Cantwell, Cardin, Carper, Casey, Conrad, Dodd, Dorgan, Durbin, Feingold, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Goodwin, Hagan, Harkin, Inouye, Johnson, Kaufman, Kerry, Klobuchar, Kohl, Landrieu, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Lincoln, McCaskill, Menendez, Merkley, Mikulski, Murray, Nelson (NE), Nelson (FL), Pryor, Reed, Reid, Rockefeller, Sanders, Schumer, Shaheen, Specter, Stabenow, Tester, Udall (CO), Udall (NM), Warner, Webb, Whitehouse, Wyden
NOT VOTING–1 Murkowski
The biggest risk for Senate Democrats is that every single one facing a tough 2014 reelection — Mary Landrieu, Jeanne Shaheen, Mark Pryor, Kay Hagan and Mark Begich — is now on record voting for a rule that will not only result in up to 20 million losing insurance they were happy with, but doing so after being specifically warned that this would happen.
The Democrats who ignored the warning cannot feign ignorance or say this is simply an unintended consequence. They specifically voted to insure constituents with health insurance would not be provided security or protection to keep their coverage: