It looks like the the November elections that sent a surge of Republicans into congress is actually producing some results.
One of the vaunted promises many Republicans built their campaigns around was how they were going to work hard to repeal Obamacare.
Well it looks they weren’t just flapping their gums like cross-eyed sailors when they said that.
All but 3 House Republicans sent Obama a message, the American people don’t want you socialist healthcare program.
Western Journalism did a write up on the glorious move implemented by our elected officials:
On Tuesday, the House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. This is the first time the House attached a provision requiring that Congress replace President Obama’s health care law.
The House voted Tuesday 239 to 186 on H.R. 596, which would not only repeal Obamacare but force Congress to also replace the health care law. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., sponsored the legislation.
It now heads to the Senate, where its future is uncertain. 60 votes are required for cloture, and there are only 54 Republicans in the new Senate. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., was one of the first to get on the offensive ahead of the House vote supporting the Obamacare appeal.
“Instead of Obamcare’s one-size-fits-all approach, we need to pursue consumer-driven reforms that put patients, not bureaucrats, in charge of health care decisions,” Coats said in a press release ahead of the vote Tuesday. “This legislation starts that process.”
One interesting note: three Republicans voted against the Obamacare repeal.
The names, as flagged by Heidi Pryzblya of Bloomberg, were Reps. Robert Dold of Illinois, John Katko of New York, and Bruce Poliquin of Maine.
No Democrats voted for the repeal.
It’s a breath of fresh air when you’ve got legislators doing exactly what they say they’re going to do.
The test now comes down to what is going to happen in the Senate.
Many have argued establishment Republicans in the Senate are going to help keep the ACA in place.
But as Americans are left reeling from the staggeringly high cost of Obamacare you can’t help but wonder if the Senate Republicans won’t follow the lead of their counterparts in the House.
The American people by and large want a healthcare system that works and doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg to work with.
Do you think this is a sign of victory, or do we have much farther to go?