Friday, November 18, 2016

Not So Fast

Obamacare may outlast the Trump administration.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) warned Thursday that it could take years to fully repeal and replace Obamacare.

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“Eventually, we’ll need 60 votes to complete the process of replacing Obamacare and repealing it because Obamacare was not passed by reconciliation it was passed by 60 votes. And it was cleaned up by reconciliation because Scott Brown won his election,” Alexander said. “Before the process is over, we’ll need a consensus to complete it, and I imagine this will take several years to completely make that sort of transition to make sure we do no harm, create a good health care system that everyone has access to and that we repeal the parts of Obamacare that need to be repealed.”

By that time they’ll have found other shiny objects to chase.

One bark on “Not So Fast

  1. How long have the GOP been trying to repeal the ACA? Seven years? Don’t kid yourself — it’s going to become one of those things like Social Security, that they’ve been trying to get rid of for eighty years, especially since it’s the signature legislation of an African-American president.

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