During the presidential election, Donald Trump ran on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and much to the dismay of liberals, it looks like he’s right on track to taking a sledgehammer to Obama’s signature “achievement.” Long-awaited legislation to dismantle Obamacare was just revealed by House Republicans, and liberals around the country are absolutely livid over the breaking news.
“Today marks an important step toward restoring healthcare choices and affordability back to the American people,” the White House said in a statement.
Trump has continually called Obamacare a “disaster” while many Republicans condemn the policy as “blatant government overreach.” Congressional Democrats are pushing back hard on Republicans’ plan to dismantle Obamacare, saying it would hurt Americans by requiring them to pay more for heathcare.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled legislation on Monday to repeal the central tenets of the Obamacare healthcare law, including its expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor and a cap on federal funding for Medicaid going forward.
The 66-page document is the prelude to an all-out battle over Obamacare with the Democrats.
As liberals collectively lose their minds, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was optimistic about the repeal, saying that Obamacare has been a disaster with “fewer options, inferior care, and skyrocketing costs that are crushing small business and families across America.”
“Today marks an important step toward restoring healthcare choices and affordability back to the American people,” he went on to say. “President Trump looks forward to working with both Chambers of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
The repeal would thankfully abolish Obamacare’s individual mandate, as many Americans have suffered crippling financial strain from the added monthly costs. The mandate would also abolish the requirement on certain businesses being forced to offer heath care coverage for their employees. .
“The new penalties for individuals who don’t get health coverage would drop to zero, as would the penalty on employees who don’t offer it,” The Daily Mail reported. “The reason for affecting the change that way is that pushing legislative changes repealing Obamacare would have to clear a 60-vote threshold in the Senate. Republicans instead are opting to jam through tax and spending changes through a bill that can pass on a simple majority under budget rules.”
You know Obama is absolutely furious! How embarrassing it must be that the one “achievement” he can boast about is about to be completely destroyed by President Trump! Don’t you love it?
H/T [Daily Mail]