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They did it again?! House votes to repeal Obamacare

1homer_pressing_wrong_buttonsThe economy still needs work, and unemployment rates are still too high, but the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives prefer to dig up their tired desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for the 37th time. Their effort to repeal has little chance of being acted upon by the Senate, but facts and futility rarely get in the way of their efforts to overturn the landmark health care reform legislation passed in 2009.

The Supreme Court ruled that the bulk of the legislation is constitutional in June 2012, less than a year ago. Since taking control of the House in 2011, they voted 36 times to repeal Obamacare before the 2012 Presidential election. Their action on Thursday make it 37 times. The vote was 229-195 mostly on party lines, with two Democrats joining the House Republicans.

There is so much to be done for our country for this partisan effort to be their focus.

We’ve left the patients in control of the asylum and this is what we get.


  1. Carl Overmyer Carl Overmyer May 19, 2013

    First off, I hope you are getting better in record time! It really sucks, that as we get older it seems to take longer to heal. Been there, doing that.

    The affordable care act, is a complete pile of pooh!
    It is the largest Corp welfare pkg in history! Insurance rates are climbing like a Saturn 5 rocket hitting it’s second stage.
    Nobody knows the exact costs, they just keep climbing. It’s such a complicated, convoluted, poorly written bill, with all kinds of loopholes and pitfalls, for which the final regulations are still developing. After how many years…?

    That unknown cost, along with the increases in rates is making small business freak out. Like it or not, they as a group are sitting on their hands because they have NO idea what it’s going to cost them to hire someone, so they aren’t hiring in many cases where they need to, all because of unknown and rising rates.

    Yes we have to do something, but this NEVER should have been voted on, much less passed. Hell, nobody knew what was in the damn thing, they couldn’t have, the ink wasn’t even dry on nearly 1,000 pages of it when it was passed.

    It is the poster child for why rushing bills through Congress is bad for everyone.

    As a recovering cancer patient, it very likely would have killed me by refusing medications and treatments. Under the new rules, some of the life saving treatments would not have been covered and I get that from my medical staff directly.

    Last but not least, the increasing infrastructure required to administer the programs have little or nothing to due with medicine, but certainly increases the costs, just by the shear numbers of seats filled with bodies moving paperwork around.

  2. George George May 19, 2013

    ObamaCare will further damage the economy if it is not repealed. Many employers are reducing full time employees to part employee to avoid the cost of ObamaCare .And other employers are not expanding their companies to avoid the costly mandates of ObamaCare.

    Politicizing our health system is the most reckless,irresponsible action ever taken by a U.S.president. lIberals are so mesmerized by Obama, that if Obama took over all our country’s energy companies including oil companies, liberals would defend Obama’s action even if the takeover destroyed the country.

    • Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski May 20, 2013

      George — I want to point out ObamaCare’s genesis was a platform of healthcare done by the conservative Heritage Foundation in response to then First Lady Hillary Clinton’s proposal to reform healthcare. ObamaCare is a conservative idea

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