Since the Supreme Courts 5-4 decision to constitutionally uphold the president’s health care law, two huge announcements have come from the Republican side.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced shortly after the Supreme Courts vote, that the House would vote to repeal the entire ‘Affordable Care Act‘. The first part of the process begins this week with a House Rules Committee hearing, which will set the parameters for the repeal bills floor consideration. From there it will go to a floor debate on Tuesday, and then finally the vote will take place on Wednesday.
Since this is a big Democrat reelection year, it is easy to predict that the blue dogs will vote with the Republicans, and there is the potential for other House Representatives to jump ship to save their own hide.
The other news comes out of Texas. Where Gov. Rick Perry has announced that his state will not implement key provisions of the health care law. In a letter Perry sent Monday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, he said that he has “no intention” of either implementing a state health insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid, two provisions that are incorporated into the federal law.
Perry stated the following in an interview with FOX News-
“If anyone had any doubt, we wanted to put it clearly to bed that Texas wasn’t going to be a part of expanding socializing of our medicine. We’re not going to participate in any exchanges, we’re not going to expand Medicaid – we’re just not going to be a part of, again, socializing healthcare in the state of Texas.”
If Texas, or any other state, refuses to implement the health insurance exchanges, the federal government does have the power to implement the exchanges itself. But Perry criticized the idea of expanding what he says is a faulty program that will ultimately bankrupt states.
“Medicaid is a failed a program. To expand this program is not unlike adding a thousand people to the Titanic. You’re going to further drive this country into debt,” Perry said. “You don’t expand a program that is not working already.”
These just more problems to the growing list that Pres. Obama has been accumulating. There are so many people within his party that don’t have confidence in his legislation and in him. That is clearly seen by the members who are reluctant to give him support, and the many that vote against him.
By November President Obama ill have wished that the Supreme Court had voted down his law. Because now, Americans are more fired than they ever have been. They their freedoms being attacked and ripped a part from the inside out, and they are fed up with it.
This election will not be a pretty one for the Democrat side.
- Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With ObamaCare (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- Texas governor rejects two provisions of health law – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Rick Perry says Obamacare ‘will find no foothold’ in Texas (redalertpolitics.com)
- Poll: Young, Poor, Independents ‘Strongly’ Agree ObamaCare’s Got To Go (breitbart.com)