Obamacare has been a disaster and with the GOP in control of DC starting in January, the government can repeal the law and implement something new:
Republicans still don’t have 60 votes in the Senate, so to repeal big parts of the law, they would have to use a process called budget reconciliation, which requires a simple majority to pass. That process could be used to eliminate parts of the law that affect federal spending, including its marketplaces, Medicaid expansion and mandates to buy coverage.
They have already laid the groundwork for that approach, using budget rules to pass a reconciliation bill in January. While President Obama vetoed that bill, Republicans now have a ready-made piece of legislation they could pass shortly after he’s inaugurated in January.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is ready to work with Trump on repealing and replacing the healthcare law, a Ryan spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner last week.
“Speaker Ryan is absolutely prepared to work with a Republican president on repealing and replacing Obamacare,” spokeswoman AshLee Strong said. “House Republicans have proposed a bold, patient-centered health care plan that would actually lower costs for Americans.”
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