House Republican leader: Repeal Obamacare now, replace it later

Posted by | November 29, 2016 15:01 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

And leave 20 million people without health insurance.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that Republicans could repeal ObamaCare even before they have come up with a replacement.

“I don’t think you have to wait,” McCarthy told reporters. “My personal belief, and nothing’s been decided yet, but I would move through and repeal and then go to work on replacing.”

That option is the easiest for Republicans in the sense that it allows them to deliver on their promise for swiftly repealing the law while buying them time to work out a replacement plan, which Republicans have so far not detailed in the form of consensus legislation. They could move forward with repeal, through a special process called reconciliation, as soon as January.

But healthcare experts, including some Republicans, have warned that this approach would cause chaos for ObamaCare enrollees and the insurance market in the uncertain time between when ObamaCare is repealed and when any replacement is enacted.

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14 responses to House Republican leader: Repeal Obamacare now, replace it later

  1. nola878 November 29th, 2016 at 15:07

    Hey Kevin, give up your cushy Congressional heath care, you f*cking hypocrite.

    • Suzanne McFly November 29th, 2016 at 17:14

      I wish I could climb that ivory tower and drag out these sob’s one by one.

  2. mea_mark November 29th, 2016 at 15:12

    Sounds like the republicans want to shoot themselves in the foot, with a double barrel shotgun. They will really hurt themselves when the consequences to these actions negatively affect their base.

  3. labman57 November 29th, 2016 at 15:26

    Of course, we all know the Republican Party’s position on health care reform:
    Phase 1 — kill the current legislation.
    Phase 2 — Status quo. Do nothing.

    The Congressional Republican version of health care insurance reform continues to be the equivalent of vaporware. Long on nebulous generalizations laden with party ideology, short on substance and specifics.

    Even so, the GOP’s plan is better … if you never get sick or injured, if you are extremely wealthy, or if you have a major financial stake in the private health insurance industry.

  4. Charlie Seivard November 29th, 2016 at 17:07

    Repeal the Republicans permanently.

    • Suzanne McFly November 29th, 2016 at 17:11

      Oh if there was a way.

  5. Suzanne McFly November 29th, 2016 at 17:10

    They have never had a plan to replace Obamacare because they don’t plan on replacing it. What this congress-member is promoting has been batted around by republicans since Obamacare has been put in place, just in case if I forget to tell you, they plan on removing it and never replacing it.

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2016 at 17:37

      you know this. i know this. the idiots that voted for tRump knew this and are now complaining. honey, they don’t know a thing about complaining yet.

  6. amersham1046 November 29th, 2016 at 17:31

    They will take it away , end of story

    • whatthe46 November 29th, 2016 at 17:36

      5.5 mil are tRump supporters. and that’s good for their stupid asses.

  7. Gary Parillo November 30th, 2016 at 02:13

    Repeal it,and leave 20 million people without health care.Many of whom may be in life and death situations.Typical cold hearted,selfish,smug,self centered,Iv got mine so $&$ you repukeacon.So self righteously concerned with a fetus in the womb,and then hypocritically quick to throw that life away after birth.So sanctimonious in wearing your Gd phony religious beliefs on your sleeves,and then contradict everything the one you claim to believe in said pertaining to love of others and compassion.We will be in for a terrible 4 years with you pig headed idiots in charge.Count your money politicians,and enjoy your extravagant life styles in this world,cause your gonna be in for a big surprise when it’s your time to go to the next.$&$Holes!

    • whatthe46 November 30th, 2016 at 02:18

      and that’s what angers me to no end. to hell with children and the elderly. single parents will no longer to claim head of household, tax increase, no overtime pay, it’s really hateful.

      • Gary Parillo November 30th, 2016 at 02:28

        Any decent person with a heart is angered and sickened by those Coldhearted hateful scum.They are so hard hearted they cannot even see where they err.Its not a matter of party,or opinion,it’s reality,it’s fact.They get there’s and everybody else be damned. How the hell do those people sleep at night.Oh,wait,they sleep in a coffin in the day,and awake to suck the blood of the poor and needy at night.Vampirse!

  8. fahvel November 30th, 2016 at 04:22

    great for the funeral trade during the interim. Buffoon.

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