Obamacare and the new Congress UPDATE: Link to repeal bill
On Wednesday, the new members of Congress will be sworn in. In the House of Representatives, Republicans will now hold the majority, and Obamacare is at the top of their list of things to do … as in … repeal Obamacare. And so it begins. (Link to repeal bill under the fold)
According to the latest Rasmussen poll, 60% of Americans favor a repeal of Obamacare. I suppose soon to be former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D. Ca.) was correct. Congress had to pass Obamacare before we could see what was in it. The problem is that now that we see what is in it, more and more people realize that they do not like what they see.
So, on Thursday , the day after the new House takes office, the House Rules Committee will meet to advance a bill that will repeal Obamacare. The Rules Committee will vote on this on Friday, and, if the bill is advanced, the full House will vote on the repeal bill on Wednesday, January 12.
Of course, we all know that this is symbolic. Even if the repeal bill was passed by the Senate, President Obama would veto it. And, although two thirds of the House might vote to override the veto, two thirds of the Senate would not.
However, it is a step.
But, more to the point, either Obamacare exists for all, or it doesn’t exist at all. A recent post showed that over 200 entities have received waivers from the burdens of Obamacare. All of those waivers were granted by a government bureaucrat.
I’m told that the bill being advanced in the House will give House members two options. Repeal Obamacare in its entirety, or, make Obamacare apply to all.
One Presidential appointee shouldn’t have the power to decide who is burdend, and who is not.
UPDATE (Jim): Here’s a link to the bill. H/T HotAir.
SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW AND HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROVISIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION REC-
ONCILIATION ACT OF 2010.
(a) JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW.—Effective as of the enactment of Public Law 111–148, such Act is re- pealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
I will pray AND make calls in favor of repeal. The common sense of 60% of Americans is proof enough for me. 200+ entities and whomever granted them a waiver just drives the point home.
By the way, has ANY elected official requested teh Supreme Court to test the Constitutionality of this mess?
And if the Feds could not keep the healthcare system from getting "Broken", why would we trust the same people to get Obamacare right?
AMEN Sound off Sister. No one Presidential appointee should have the power to decide who is burdened….
Not Sebelius, Napolitano, Geithner, and oh yeah Hank Paulson (Bush-"Let's give one man control of $700 billion").
Well put, SOS…Waivers should never have entered into the equation with this. Mandatory is mandatory. Period. Problem with Obama and this congress is that they're SO used to jamming this garbage down our throats with loopholes that exempt them from the laws they're passing. The whole flaming thing needs to be flushed…and those of us who voted Republican expect the new Rep. house to do something. Perform, or lose your jobs.
Thanks SOS, I needed to hear this. The repeal is elegant in its simplicity, why even those who cannot understand the Constitution, can understand this. For lots of reasons, I have stopped praying, because of RVO, I have started again. My Country deserves my prayers.