BREAKING: Congress Is About to DESTROY Obamacare for Good
This is good news. Congress is moving to repeal and replace Obamacare. My only caveat here is we shouldn’t replace it… we should let the market do its magic the way it is supposed to. We already had government programs in place for those who could not afford healthcare before Obama came along and mucked everything up. The Republicans will have to overcome a couple of hurdles to even make this possible and at this point, I’m not sure they can or will do it. Paul Ryan is making the right noises over it, but I don’t trust him at all. The Republicans are going to try and use budget reconciliation on this. Budget reconciliation is a unique, one-shot piece of legislation that operates under special rules. It’s inoculated from pesky Senate filibusters. And if you can jam something into a budget reconciliation measure, you can usually get it through the Senate because it just requires a simple majority for passage.
From The Political Insider:
Congress is wasting no time in the new year, and they just announced that they will vote for a full repeal and replace of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s job-killing health care law.
As Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) announced (below), “We owe it to the American people to take our best shot at repealing Obamacare, and that’s what we’ll do.” And, “As a result, President Obama will soon have a choice: Does he support the people and women’s health, or does he support Washington mandates and tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood?”
This will mark the first time that both bodies will open for full debate to repeal the law. The Senate already passed its version of a repeal and replace bill, and now the House will pass it too – daring President Obama to veto it.
Not only is House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) promising a bill that will replace the law, but Senate Republicans plan to use a special legislative technique which evades the possibility that Democrats can filibuster the Obamacare repeal bill. This is huge news!
The aim here is to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. I really hope they succeed, but I feel like Charlie Brown here with Lucie holding the football. I’m girding myself for another “rats” moment. By setting up the need to reconcile the anti-Planned Parenthood and anti-Obamacare bills, the Republicans are putting Democrats on the defensive while attempting to scuttle the President’s signature healthcare bill. Democrats are surely nervous over this and it’s bringing the whole subject back in view for Americans. Paul Ryan turned on all of us right out of the gate when he became Speaker of the House. Most of America doesn’t believe a thing he says anymore. Actions speak louder than words… let’s see just how serious they are about this. I’m not holding my breath over it.
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