Can Obama Care be repealed at this point?

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  1. dappledesigns profile image72
    dappledesignsposted 10 years ago

    Can Obama Care be repealed at this point?

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    Larry Wallposted 10 years ago

    Any law can be repealed provided it gets a majority vote in both the House and Senate. However, the repealing of a law is the same as enacting a new law, thus the President has the authority to approve the repeal or veto it. It would then take a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate to override the veto. That would mean the House and Senate bills would be identical. It would also mean that two-thirds of each house would have to vote in favor of overriding the presidential veto of the repeal. Before all of that, the House and the Senate would have to agree on the repeal and they might find that a lot of constituents who have prior health conditions but not old enough for Medicare, might not be in favor of the repeal. We are hearing a lot of rhetoric, but limited substance.

  3. My Esoteric profile image82
    My Esotericposted 10 years ago

    As @Larry says, there is a process in place to do that but in practical terms, it isn't going to happen.  The Conservatives made a valiant attempt in October, but ended up only screwing the Nation again.

    As it turns out, things are looking up for the web site, after 6-weeks of trying, I finally got all the way through, with zero hang-ups or slow downs, to view the plans available and their cost.  And, that was before there Veteran's Day fix, so if I can get in, anybody should be able to now.

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As a 62 year old with prior conditions who cannot find insurance now, I am looking forward to it. I have more than $30,000 in medical bills from this past summer. This plan will not pay them, but may save me enough so I can start paying in 2014.

    2. My Esoteric profile image82
      My Esotericposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck, Larry.

  4. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 10 years ago

    Yes, the ACA can be repealed any time there are enough votes to do so.  I agree with Larry's answer below.  He gives the specific information you need to know the process.  I have to agree, I don't see this law being repealed until we have a Republican President in office and the House and Senate have a majority of Republicans.  I still think that the majority of Americans want a healthcare program here in the U.S.  Even with the president's dismal roll out of his program, I still think most Americans want it.  The government's computer technology is so old and out of date that I think that is the reason the software for the healthcare program is not working correctly.  I for one think we need the healthcare program.

    1. My Esoteric profile image82
      My Esotericposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Actually the Rs will need a super-majority in the Senate to prevent the Ds from doing to the Rs what the Rs are currently doing to the preventing any meaningful legislation through where disagree; that is called tyranny by the minority.

  5. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
    Kathleen Cochranposted 10 years ago

    A better question is: why would anyone want to?  The good purpose of the law hasn't changed.  They need to solve the unintended consequences of a new system.

    1. tsadjatko profile image67
      tsadjatkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good purpose? - it hasn't done anything it promised, intelligent people will tell you IT CAN"T. Unintended consequences? You have a strange way of describing TOTAL FAILURES. A modern day example of how the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

  6. tsadjatko profile image67
    tsadjatkoposted 10 years ago

    Sure it can - Obama will eventually want it repealed. That was always the plan - to make Obamacare so painful that eventually they'll have to repeal it and turn the healthcare system into a socialist program otherwise known as single payer. Think about this. The only way to  provide insurance to everyone and control costs is to make healthcare so expensive no one can afford it, force the insurance companies out of the health insurance business and then force the nation to go onto  a single payer system.
    So far most all accounts I have read about their healthcare is doubling, that's on top of going up $2500 over the last two years when Obama promised it would go down $2500. With no one able to afford it insurance companies will not be able to provide it  - in a short time as all the rest of Obamacare pain comes into effect in the next year or two it will become a national emergency and the only solution will be to institute government run single payer. Under single payer the government can set the premiums at affordable levels (cover shortfalls with tax revenues) cover everybody and save the day - no one who needs affordable insurance will oppose that. In the end Obama will claim he kept his promises and Obamacare was just the first step, the vehicle he used to get us there, Obombies will come out of the woodwork, be risen from their graves and a new age of hope and change will be upon us as Congress repeals the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Obama is elected to a lifetime reign as President and King of the United States. .

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      Larry Wallposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Congress cannot amend the constitution. It would have to pass the amendment and then that amendment would have to be approved by a majority of the states. The states may have an election or let its legislature decide. That bill would be defeated.


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