It’s been a long time coming. Too long, in fact. But finally, the American people are about to realize one of their biggest demands during the last presidential election.
Obamacare is going away.
Senate Republicans report that they’re just one or two votes away from passing a repeal of Obamacare that would allow individual states to finally get things back on track.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) told reporters on Friday that he almost has the votes to pass his Republican coalition’s new legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.
Cassidy said, “I am pretty confident we’ll get there on the Republican side. We’re probably at 48-49 votes and talking to two or three more.”
Republicans have a short window of opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare. Only until the end of the month can they use budgetary reconciliation to pass an Obamacare repeal bill with a simple majority in the Senate.
The new Obamacare repeal bill, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI), would repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate. The bill would also rescind Obamacare’s medical device tax and deliver health care to the states so that Republican states can devise more conservative and affordable health care systems compared to the Affordable Care Act.
(via: Conservative Post)