Thursday, January 7, 2016

Congress finally passes Obamacare repeal through budget reconciliation

The House passed an Obamacare repeal bill through reconciliation. Republicans should be praised for doing the right thing and need to fight for this each and every time. ~ ML, 1/6/16
Election year showmanship? Likely. But before completely dismissing, it's worth noting that this is the first time McConnell has allowed for reconciliation in the Senate, along with a new Speaker to push it quickly through the House. Though there's the tendency to say 'too little, too late,' and rightly so, it's still a noteworthy movement that begins to set this issue up for the next president. Of course, if they hadn't betrayed us time after time throughout Obama's reign, there'd be more encouragement behind them. Right now, Republican voters are in a wait-and-see stance...
TheHill: The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk.

The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 181. Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.), who opposes abortion, was the only Democrat to vote for the measure. Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.), who all hail from swing districts, were the only Republicans to vote against it.

Obama is certain to veto the measure, but Republicans touted the vote as important step toward reversing the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of government it created.

“We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth: ObamaCare doesn’t work,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday.

Republicans were able to get the repeal bill through the Senate, where Democrats had filibustered previous efforts, by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation that allows the bill to pass with a simple majority.
Now, not a one ought, but a continuous effort, sending this repeatedly to his desk, eventually with appropriations attached to it, would go a long way in restoring the trust of the people these congressmen were elected to truly represent. We'll see...
Related links: Budget analysts: GOP’s ObamaCare repeal would cut deficit by $500 billion
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