Wednesday, January 25, 2017

is it possible to repeal obamacare

is it possible to repeal obamacare

president-elect donald trump promised to repeal obamacare. he has a republican-controlled congress to help him do it. how do they make it happen? real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare... republicans would normally need 60 votes in the senate to pass a bill repealing the health care law. but they’ll fall short of that threshold in the new congress that’s where a budget tool called reconciliation comes into play. reconciliation is a procedure used in the senate that allows a bill to pass with 51 votes. democrats used it in 2010 to help pass obamacare.

now, the republicans could use it to roll back the law while also avoiding a democrat filibuster. in fact, the gop-led senate already passed a budget resolution this year that included instructions to use reconciliation to repeal obamacare. the bill reached obama’s desk. he vetoed it in january. now, it’s time to do it again. congress should build off the last reconciliation bill. and this time, repeal all of obamacare. congress should begin this process before trump’s inauguration. that way, they’ll be ready to send him a repeal bill once he’s sworn in. with a president trump, obamacare could finally be gone forever.

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