By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)
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The US House of Representatives, at least the representative on the Republican side, say they will begin repeal of President Obama’s (as it is known) ObamaCare legislation. Some say the odds for success for a complete repeal are zero to none, but others say repeal is a sure thing.
I believe something between outright repeal in both houses and a compromise of some sort is most likely to occur. I also believe, had there not been such a rush to pass the bill over the objections of what has been said to be a majority of those polled, we might have been able to craft a plan suitable to most American citizens. Perhaps such an effort to listen will work now, but the process will have to get past the vitriol and distrust from many previously shown in both houses.
Reuters (USEdition) has posted a story by their reporters, Donna Smith and Thomas Ferraro, reporting on the statements and plans for the republican effort and there’s seems no lack of confidence for success on the part of the republican leadership. The article correctly states work had been scheduled to begin for repeal of the bill for this week, but the tragedy in Tucson caused a delay in the beginning of the process:
“As the White House noted, it is important for Congress to get back to work, and to that end we will resume thoughtful consideration of the health care bill next week,” said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
“Americans have legitimate concerns about the cost of the new healthcare law and its effect on the ability to grow jobs in our country,” he added.
The vote is set for Wednesday, said another Republican aide who asked not to be identified.
Both sides believe, or say they believe, their position is the correct and true side of the issue and offer further arguments in trying to convince the public their path is valid and will ultimately succeed:
The House is also expected to vote on a second measure that would instruct three House committees to develop replacement healthcare legislation that would, among other things, “foster economic growth and private sector job creation by eliminating job-killing policies and regulations.”
Democrats argue the healthcare overhaul that was signed into law last year will expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and help rein in soaring medical costs. But Republicans argue the coverage mandate in the legislation is unconstitutional and that penalties for employers who do not provide coverage discourage hiring.
Whatever may happen in the immediate future, it should be remembered that legal challenges to the bill are still pending which may or may not do away with the need for repeal of the bill. This and other remaining issues, are found by reading the entire Reuters article found by clicking here and accessing links found below.
- House Expected to Resume Health Care Repeal Next Week (blogs.abcnews.com)
- House to Consider Health Care Repeal Next Week (cbsnews.com)
- “House to resume health care repeal next week” and related posts (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Healthcare Repeal Vote to Proceed (swampland.blogs.time.com)
- House Is Moving, Carefully, to Resume Work (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Affordable Care Act repeal vote rescheduled for next week, Dems’ strategy emerges (alternet.org)