Senate Begins Process To Repeal Obamacare

Posted on by Timothy Hare

Trump just can’t seem to lose today.  The President-elect scored two victories earlier with Ford announcing plans to keep a plant in the United States, a move they described as a “vote of confidence” in Trump, and his nemesis at Fox News, Megyn Kelly, announcing plans to move to NBC.  Now, before he’s even taken office, the Senate has started preparations for a repeal of Obama’s single crowning piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

Moments ago, the Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi released a 2017 budget resolution setting up the process to partially repeal Obamacare early in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. The Senate will consider the bare-bones budget on the floor starting this week with votes expected next week.  Once the House and Senate agree on a resolution a reconciliation bill repealing parts of Obamacare could proceed.  Of course, using the reconciliation process allows Republicans to avoid Democratic filibuster in Senate which is the same process that Democrats used to pass the controversial legislation in the first place.

This news follows a pair of tweet from Trump earlier this morning declaring the “Obamacare just doesn’t work.”

 

Here is the full text of resolution:


Source: zero hedge

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