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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:49 PM

GOP's repeal-Obamacare proposals ain't getting no love or co-sponsors

It may not continue. After all, the Party of No hasn't suddenly become reasonable. But for the moment, there seems to be a hiatus in its effort to throttle the Affordable Care Act:

In a sign that the GOP’s anti-Obamacare fervor may finally be giving way to political reality, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) latest Obamacare repeal bill doesn’t have a single co-sponsor in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Bachmann made introducing the repeal bill her first order of business for the 113th Congress, even as millions of Americans waited for House Republicans to act on a disaster relief package in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

And two other anti-Obamacare bills — one to repeal the law’s individual insurance mandate and another introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to repeal the whole law — also do not have any co-sponsors. By contrast, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) so-called “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” had a total of 182 cosponsors by the fourth day of the 112th Congress, and House Republicans successfully voted to repeal Obamacare a staggering 33 times during the last session—costing taxpayers an approximate $50 million.


Public support for repeal plunged from 46 percent in July to 33 percent in November (See Slide 12).

The sudden inability for Bachmann and King to get support for their repeal bills doesn't mean, as Sy Mukherjee points out, that Republicans have entirely given up on messing with health care reform. But the representatives' failure to gain co-sponsors on what was just a few months ago a signature issue for Republicans indicates that elections do, indeed, have consequences

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/15/1179225/-GOP-s-repeal-Obamacare-proposals-ain-t-getting-no-love-or-co-sponsors#

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. Awwww...that sucks.



I guess they'll have to find something else to do with their time. Can't imagine what that could be. This country has no other issues at stake other than the evil ACA.

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:44 PM

3. People are noticing that Obamacare helps their families.

One of the first things Republicans noticed was that their adult children can stay on their insurance until the kids are 26. For young people with chronic illnesses, this is huge. I know a family of Republicans with a son who has severe rheumatoid arthritis. Purchasing individual insurance for him would have been incredibly expensive, even if they could find a plan that would accept him. Under Obamacare, he can be covered by his parents until he is 26, which is time enough for him to find a job and obtain his own coverage. Also, he won't be denied coverage due to his preexisting coverage. This family is a fan of Obamacare.

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