But how to do it? Attempts to repeal the law in the current Congress have fallen short. Flush with gains from the 2010 election that gave Republicans control of the House, the lower chamber made ObamaCare repeal Job #2. On January 19, 2011, H.R. 2, the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” passed the House on a 245-189 vote. In never...
I was under the impression that Obamacare was pushed through by the process of reconciliation, making it a spending bill as opposed to standard regulation. Further, the SCOTUS's decision that the "individual mandate" is, in reality, a tax certainly affirms that this is budget/spending legislation. Therefore, a repeal bill would be exempt from filibuster and would only require a simple majority. If the GOP wins the WH, they would only need to have 50 seats in the Senate, as Ryan would then cast the deciding vote to end Obamacare and save America.
Anticipating victory in November’s elections, both parties are working up their legislative plans for 2013. Republicans, looking forward to regaining a Senate majority along with the White House, will have repeal of ObamaCare high on their list.
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