House To Vote On ObamaCare Repeal

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 16, 2013.

  1. pspr


    On Thursday, the House will vote to fully repeal ObamaCare. We are voting to repeal it because the law was unaffordable and unpopular when the Democrats rammed it through Congress without a single Republican vote more than three years ago, and each day that passes the list of devastating consequences on premiums, taxes, and job creation continues to grow.

    We are voting to repeal ObamaCare because the president promised, on the day he signed the law, that it would lower costs for businesses and families. But the sad truth is that the last three years have been littered with broken promises, and everyday folks from recent college graduates to older Americans will pay the price. Just this week the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I serve as vice chairman, discovered internal insurance company documents showing that ObamaCare will increase premiums on average by 96%.

    The president promised that the law would save families $2,500 in the coming years, but one insurer informed the committee that 45 states "will see significant premium increases."

    The president promised that the law would make it easier for young adults to obtain health insurance, but some young adults may face premium increases as high as 400%.

    The president promised the law would provide "tangible benefits" to help small businesses provide coverage. The insurance industry disagrees: Internal analysis provided to the committee show that small businesses purchasing coverage for their employees in the small group market can expect premium increases up to 50%.

    Contrary to Democrats' insistence that small businesses will receive tax credits to offset the increase, one insurer explained, the "ACA's small group health tax credit incentive program is temporary and very small."

    And if you work for a large employer you aren't safe either, because of ObamaCare's taxes and fees, even premiums in the large group market are expected to increase premiums as much as 25%.

    Why will costs skyrocket under ObamaCare?

    In order to sell an unpopular bill, the president stuffed the bill with "free" benefits. The law mandates Americans buy a government-approved plan that covers services they might not need. For example, ObamaCare supporters took time this Mother's Day to celebrate the law's requirement to provide everyone "free" birth control.

    Yet, documents provided to the committee by one of the largest insurers in the U.S. unquestionably demonstrate that these "free" services are simply added to premiums.

    So instead of allowing a 60-year-old male to buy the insurance he needs, he's forced to pay for "free" birth control.


  2. SHOULD be repealed... was NEVER really about health care... the "health care" moniker was a ruse.. a misdirect... was always about Big Government Control Over Us Peasant's Lives and our money (for those of us ambitious/moral enough to NOT be parasitic tit-suckers, of course.)

  3. pspr


    That it is. I doubt Reid will even let it come up for a vote in the Senate. He doesn't want to force the Dems up for election next year to be seen voting against repeal.
  4. Obamacare will never get repealed. Never.

    Once the government (either party) gets more control of the sheeple, they will never relinquish it.

    Vote Libertarian. It's the only hope for your kids future.
  5. And republicans are always complaining about wasteful spending

    Obamacare Repeal Votes Costs Tens Of Millions
    May 16, 2013 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote for the 37th time to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care act. The political theater will give conservatives fodder for their constituents, but will end up costing voters even more.

    Last year, CBS News calculated that the first 33 votes to repeal health care reform took up approximately 80 hours of floor time from the House, or roughly two weeks. The Congressional Research Service said it costs $24 million to run the House for a week, so the first 33 votes cost taxpayers approximately $48 million.

    The numbers translate to approximately $1.45 million per vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives. Adding in the three votes since CBS News’ report last year plus Thursday’s planned vote would add $5.8 million to the total.

    In other words, since 2011, the House of Representatives has spent approximately $53.8 million attempting to repeal health care reform.
  6. jem


    a tiny investment which will turn into massive savings massive savings and jobs if successful.
  7. Jem you must know there is no chance of repeal being successful.You and The GOP House knows it wont past the Senate.Even if Republicans had the Senate Obama would veto a repeal bill.They are wasting millions of tax payer dollars for political show
  8. pspr


    Does the Term "Train Wreck" ring a bell? That's what the top democrap architect of the law calls it.
  9. That has nothing to do with The GOP House spending millions of tax payer dollars trying to pass a bill that they know wont pass the Senate or President veto
  10. jem


    its setting the stage to let the country and the dems know that they can either repeal or let the country vote for republicans i the fall.

    The house republican leadership is re saying if elected you can count on us. (for once)

    That is therefore a very important vote.
    #10     May 16, 2013