The Obama Healthcare Law Will Not Be Repealed

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    The new Obama healthcare legislation has a number of problems. At the top of list is inadequate Medicaid funding. There are also a number of other problems. Republicans and Teabaggers promise if elected they will repeal the law. This is simply not going to happen. It will be amended, probably more than once either by the Democrats or Republicans but not repealed.

    If the Republicans gain control of the House, which is definitely a possible, the Senate, which will probably remain under Democratic control, will block any repeal. Even if Republicans control the Senate, Obama would certainly veto any repeal bill.

    To override a presidential veto in the House, Republicans would have to pick up 109 seats. The lowest estimates are around 25 seats. The highest I have seen is a hundred. Most estimates are around 35 to 40. Picking up 109 is extremely unlikely. If a miracle occurred and the Republicans picked up sufficient seats in the House to override a presidential veto, they would still need to pick up 26 Senate seats, which would be nearly impossible. Lowest estimates are 4 to 5. 13 is the highest estimate I have seen, certainly no where near the 26 seats needed to override a veto.

    The best hope for a Republican repeal is the election of a Republican president along with a Republican congress. If this happened, the Republican president and Congress would be seated in 2013 only months before the bulk of the healthcare bill would go into effect. With the entire healthcare industry and insurance industry geared up for the change, it would be too late to repeal it.
    Congress by the numbers, 111th Congress, 2nd Session. From TheCapitol.Net,
    Veto override - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    yes it will





    that is all
     
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    Also, all those republican senators and congressmen don't want to repeal it. They all got what they wanted out of it.
     
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    Execellent points. We should add though, it is highly unlikely it will pass constitutional muster. The mandate will be thrown out. So a change in the name of the bill would be appropriate.
     
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    That's not going to happen either.
     
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    Whoever wrote that article forgot to mention all the lawsuits and court battles that lie ahead. You cannot mandate people or states to pay for a service they cannot afford.
     
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    Another stunning logical proof from Infield.
     
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    Progressive Liberal ideas. So Good, they have to be mandated.
     
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    Yes it will. I have to believe freedom is more important. But we do have a big government court.
     
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    It will be repealed in 2012 after Obama is shown the door, if the legal system hasn't deemed it unconstitutional first.

    No one wants Obamacare...the Libs think it's a givaway to the insurance companies and the Reps think it's a boondoggle that subverts Americans freedom of choice.
     
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