It remains to be seen what the new Republican Congress will do now that they have a Republican President. They have always blamed their “do-nothingness” on the fact that Obama would just veto it. So now they are out of excuses. Har that Mr. Ryan?….Mr. McConnell?
Barack Obama will meet with Democratic lawmakers in Congress on Wednesday to discuss how to protect his signature healthcare law from Republican efforts to dismantle it.
But it might be tool late.
Senator Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution to kill Obamacare.
And better yet— They may do it with a simple majority vote!
Thanks Harry Reid!
Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution allowing for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program, which provides coverage to millions of Americans, Enzi’s office said in a statement.
The move by the Senate’s budget committee chairman on the first day of the new Congress set in motion the Republican majority’s promise to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, as its first major legislative item.
Republicans have said the repeal process could take months and that developing replacement health insurance plans could take years…
…The Republicans are using a budget resolution to provide for Obamacare’s repeal, allowing them to act without any Democratic votes. Budget resolutions require a simple majority to pass in the Senate, instead of the 60 votes normally required to clear procedural hurdles. There are 52 Republicans in the 100-seat chamber.
These Republicans in Congress had better get rid of this behemoth called Obamacare, or they will be kicked out by the same ones that brought Trump in. Hopefully, for the good of us all, they will get off their hands and get er dun!