Republicans not worried about Obama's veto on repealing Obamacare
Jan 07, 2016 03:19 AM EST
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama received a legislation from the congress repealing his Obamacare health law. There have been numbers of repeal attempted in the past in the Senate and in the House, but this legislation might be the first to make it all the way to the White House.
The sent legislation by the GOP-led Congress includes the cutting down of Planned Parenthood funding, which was passed last year by the Senate under special regulations protecting it from a Democratic filibuster. CNN reported that House vote was 240-181 along party lines.
The President is expected to prohibit the bill, but Republicans say they are simply fulfilling their promise to voters and stated that if a Republican wins the presidency next year, they will actually be successful in repealing Obamacare health law. The Republicans said they are forcing the President to look into his failures.
Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said, "We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth...Obamacare doesn't work."
Meanwhile, the Democrats are confident that the final outcome will be the same as that of the previous 61 repeal votes that were blocked in the Senate since President Barack Obama will veto such legislation. The party even called it pointless and that it is just a mere empty political drama that is destined to fail. Rep. Jim McGovern said that the bill will just be a waste of everyone's time and that it will surely get the fastest veto America has ever witnessed.
While the veto is expected from President Obama, this legislation will be the most consequential so far in his presidency. The allies of White house expected such antagonism against Obamacare and that it would diminish as other regulation fights erupt and coverage increased.
In 2010, the surveys made by the government records more than 17 million uninsured individuals have gained coverage since the Congress adapted Obamacare health law. Secretary of health and human services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell stated that they are in the final weeks for Open Enrollment for 2016 under the Affordable Care Act and are expecting for a larger demand in the succeeding months.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California is confident and believes that the next president in the White House will be a Republican and that Congress will definitely pass the repeal legislation again. The Republicans said that they are not worried about President Obama's veto.