Hey, Obama! ‘If you like your Affordable Care Act, you can keep your Affordable Care Act’.
Republicans are getting to work quickly to repeal and replace the terrible law. Deductibles are outrageous, premiums are rising and Insurers are dropping out leaving over a million Americans without a plan.
This government insurance mess has got to go…
The nearly party-line 51-48 vote came on a nonbinding Republican-backed budget measure that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month.
‘We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,’ said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…
…President-elect Trump promised on Tuesday that his incoming administration would soon reveal a plan to both repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation to ‘get health care taken care of in this country’.
‘We’re going to do repeal and replace, very complicated stuff,’ Trump told reporters, adding that both elements would pass virtually at the same time…
…Republicans plan to get legislation voiding Obama’s law and replacing parts of it to Trump by the end of February, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday while appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show, a conservative radio program.
Other Republicans have said they expect the process to take longer.
…Thursday’s Senate procedural vote will set up special budget rules that will allow the repeal vote to take place with a simple majority in the 100-member Senate, instead of the 60 votes required to move most legislation.
That means Republicans, who control 52 seats, can push through repeal legislation without Democratic co-operation.
They’re also discussing whether there are some elements of a replacement bill that could get through at the same time with a simple majority.
Read more: Daily Mail
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