The House of Representatives voted yesterday to fully repeal Obamacare. But this time was different. Now that the Republicans control both the House and the Senate, they can work to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law.
This bill will likely stall in the Senate, where liberals can filibuster it. That’s why Heritage’s sister organization, Heritage Action for America, suggests that lawmakers use a tactic known as reconciliation to repeal Obamacare. As The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness reports,
When a reconciliation bill goes before the Senate, it cannot be filibustered, and just 51 votes—a majority—are needed to advance and pass the legislation.
The vote will also give the new Republican-controlled Senate an opportunity change direction and work with the House to formulate a new health-care alternative to Obamacare.
While Republicans are unified behind repealing Obamacare, they are not unified in deciding what should replace it. That’s where Heritage’s unique combination of research and advocacy comes in.
Heritage policy experts have produced a step-by-step guide for lawmakers to use when crafting an Obamacare replacement. And our policy promotion team and Heritage Action for America will present this plan directly to lawmakers to ensure they take the right approach.
What do you think about this strategy to repeal Obamacare?