Posted on | September 18, 2013 | 26 Comments
Conservatives representing nearly three-quarters of the House Republican conference unveiled their proposed replacement for President Obama’s healthcare law Wednesday, delivering on a long-delayed GOP promise.
The bill from the Republican Study Committee would fully repeal the 2010 law and replace it with an expansion of health savings accounts, medical liability reform and the elimination of restrictions on purchasing insurance across state lines.
Authors of the proposal said they would push for a vote on the House floor, although they acknowledged the bill stands no chance of passage with Obama in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate.
Thus, no one can reasonably say that the GOP is purely obstructionist here. The House’s action sets up the (more realistic, let’s face it) possibility of delaying ObamaCare another year, and turning 2014 into a referendum between a despised train wreck and the Republican Steering Committee idea, which could retain some flavor of traditional American liberty for our future.
It’s worth noting that even the staunchest ObamaCare advocates wouldn’t mind additional time to actually get some of the infrastructure developed for the program. Scream and holler though they will, the additional schedule slack would be a boon for them.
Hayward notes at Human Events:
Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor made a point of supporting President Obama’s quest for military strikes on Syria because they thought it would earn them some reciprocal goodwill. Then they got to watch Obama take the stage, just hours after a shooting rampage at the Washington Naval Yard, and launch slash-and-burn partisan attacks against them. Perhaps that influenced their decision to go all-in on ObamaCare repeal. Maybe they got tired of trying to shake hands with someone who keeps hitting them below the belt.
Nice fable, John, but we’re talking about the kind of a guy who lets one Ambassador twist in the wind in Benghazi, then sends another Ambassador to urinate down the public back while talking about the video that precipitated the tragedy. Our President is a lying, no-talent rodeo clown of such magnitude that you’d require a lobotomy scar of Kerry proportions not to notice. Still: good try.
via Human Events