Will Democrats Try to Repeal Obamacare?
Liberals wanted this and now they have no clue what to do with it.
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Okay, here’s how it’s gonna happen. This is Steven Hayward again at Forbes. He’s a blogger at PowerLine, well known gadfly think tanker. He’s written some books on Reagan. “Senate Democrats endangered for re-election will lead the charge for repeal perhaps as soon as January, after they get an earful over the Christmas break.” They already are, really, when they troop up to the White House and ask the individual mandate to be delayed. This is his argument. They’re really arguing for repeal. They may not know it.
“They’ll call it ‘reform,’ and clothe it in calls for delaying the individual mandate and allowing people and businesses to keep their existing health insurance policies,” and that’s happening. There’s all kinds of “Let’s just let people reinstate what’s been taken away.” But can’t, they’re gone. Anyway, Hayward says, “It’s too late to go back in many cases,” and the reason it’s too late is because the plans don’t exist. They don’t qualify. You’d have to cancel Obamacare in order to reinstate your old plan, and then you’d have to get the insurance company to offer it again. It sounds really good. “Well, let’s just reinstate what people have lost, Ethel.” Well, yeah. I don’t know, folks.