Republicans in Congress plan to pass a bill repealing Obamacare right after the new session starts in January, allowing them to send the bill to Donald Trump immediately when he takes office. According to the Weekly Standard, the GOP repeal strategy is drawn from Heritage recommendations:
Republicans plan to repeal most of the law, delay the implementation of most of that repeal for at least two years—and figure out what to replace it with in the interim.
It’s a legislative strategy adopted largely from the Heritage Foundation’s recommendations. The think tank’s health care experts Nina Owcharenko and Edmund F. Haislmaier authored a brief in November that advocated a four-step process that begins: “Maximize the reconciliation process for repeal.” According to Mitch McConnell, this will come in the form of an “Obamacare repeal resolution” on January 3, the first day of the new Congress.
The full Heritage report details the process for repeal.
One of the report’s authors, Nina Owcharenko, is also serving on a Trump administration “landing team” at the Department of Health and Human Services to pave the way for the January transition of power.
Full repeal of Obamacare can now become a reality. Do you think it ought to be a priority for Congress and the Trump administration?