Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Holding Obamacare Repeal Hostage for Replace Guarantees Its Defeat

Via Mike

After six years of pushing for a repeal of Obamacare, some on the right are now critiquing Congress’ effort for repeal. Their arguments do more to confuse the issue than to present a viable path forward for eliminating the harmful effects of this law.

Congressional Republicans appear set to finally repeal Obamacare using reconciliation, a process that allows them to overcome a Democratic filibuster in the Senate and pass budget-related legislation with a simple majority of the chamber’s members.

The repeal bill would include a transition period to give Congress time to debate how best to replace Obamacare with a series of patient-centered reforms, each of which would address specific problems in the health care system.

But critics of this approach derisively dub it “repeal and delay” and assert that it is based on a fatally flawed strategy that inevitably presents the GOP with several insoluble problems.


  1. Republicans are going way out on a limb to salvage socialized federal health care legislation instead of repeal the whole thing. No matter what happens, the democrats will hang them in the next election by parading thousands of sick children.

    1. Last I read they wanted to repeal and replace in the same week, but I doubt they have all the facts down yet.