Obamacare repeal may not be dead after all: New repeal plan could bring wave of GOP voters to the polls

Monday, April 30, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying before: “Go big or go home.”

Congressional Republicans may be prepared to do just that in making a new attempt to repeal Obamacare. And if they’re successful, not only will American health care get far less complex and far more affordable, it could drive GOP successes at the polls in the fall midterms.

As reported by Quin Hillyer in a column for the Washington Examiner, President Obama’s signature law is in bigger danger now of being sacked than at any time since it was passed:

Time and opportunity still exist to replace Obamacare.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ought to make it a priority, and should make clear he is open to pushing through a budget resolution next month to make it happen.

It can’t happen without the budget resolution, because that’s the only way they can avoid a bill-killing filibuster and pass the healthcare reform with a bare majority of 50 votes (plus Vice President Mike Pence) in the Senate.

A behind-the-scenes effort led by a coalition of conservative groups under the tutelage of former Republican senator and presidential contender Rick Santorum has been working on crafting new legislation that is being viewed as far more palatable to Republicans in the House and Senate who were not supportive of the various pieces of repeal legislation offered last year.

The failure to pass a repeal and fulfill a major campaign pledge was heavily criticized by President Donald J. Trump but widely hailed by Democrats as demonstrating to the country how inept the Republican majority was at actually governing.

Now, the political landscape has changed. Whether it’s true or not, many Republicans and GOP-aligned PACs believe it’s possible there could be a so-called “blue wave” in November — a raft of Democratic victories that would allow the party to retake all or part of Congress over failure to pass Obamacare repeal and a number of other issues like funding for Trump’s border wall.

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