Congressional leaders do not seem concerned with moving Obamacare repeal forward with any sense of urgency.  They’ve had ample time to make good on their campaign promises to repeal Obamacare, but following through on that promise doesn’t seem to be high on their priority list.

The longer they wait to repeal Obamacare the harder it will be and the less they will be able to accomplish.

From the beginning, Heritage has pushed for immediate, full repeal of Obamacare. I know you have too and we’re not about to give up the fight.

Read our plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Heritage expert Ed Haislmaier testified before Congress last month about Obamacare’s flaws.

Read all Heritage research on Obamacare repeal.

Do you think Congress will act to repeal Obamacare?

 

Comments (149)

Marcella Dellaposta - February 10, 2017

Keep the pressure on them. Some of them are being paid under the table by Soros!

Richard Swenson - February 10, 2017

No. Republicans will choke this opportunity away.

Nancy Friss - February 10, 2017

Probably not! Our lifeless Congress still seems to believe that they must be “politically correct” even though WE WON! Winners’ guilt?!?

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Suzanne Scott Sabadash - February 10, 2017

I sure hope they do as they promised and work quickly to repeal Obamacare! How can we continue to urge them to do so?

JOHN GLASS - February 10, 2017

I HAVE PROMPTED OUR SENATORS TO ACT ….. THANKS FOR THE FACTS

David Summit - February 10, 2017

Repeal Obamacare now! Do not let the liberal media and liberal elites tell you we need Obamacare, get rid of it now. This is why we put Trump in office and you will be voted out if you don’t follow his lead!!!!!

Denise Summit - February 10, 2017

Repeal Obamacare now! Do not let the liberal media and liberal elites tell you we need Obamacare, get rid of it now. This is why we put Trump in office and you will be voted out if you don’t follow his lead!!!!!

Joe Wachtel - February 10, 2017

Sadly, I have my doubts. Republicans continue to be afraid of their own shadows – or more likely, that they will lose the power, prestige and money if they do what’s right!

Mike Nakoff - February 10, 2017

Marcella’s right! Keep the pressure on them. Once you have your foot on the neck of the dragon, you must finish the job or it will come back to bite you harder.

Jon Exner - February 10, 2017

paul ryan and mitch mcconnell cried the blues, give us the Senate and give us the House we will do great things.
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They got the House, they got the Senate and they again cried the blues, help us keep the House and keep the Senate and give us a Republican President and we will do great things.
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Well, the kept the House, they kept the Senate and were given the Republican President and they are stalling on doing great things.
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Neither ryan nor mcconnell should be leading their respective chambers of Congress.
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They are more interested in open borders and increasing immigration than representing the American citizens.

Donnie Parr - February 10, 2017

I’m a cynic when it comes to congressional republican leadership. Paul Ryan, john Boehner, john McCain, mitch McConnell, they’re ALL talk. I have YET to see them accomplish ANYTHING of subalance. I see little change between RINO Boehner and Ryan. If not for President Trump forcing the issue, I’m convinced, we’d see nothing but more talk and thumb twiddling from these damn people. I hope I’m wrong.

Donnie Parr

Jack - February 10, 2017

Cabinet Secretary delays have affected rollouts of numerous policy changes. Tom Price’s confirmation should reinvigorate guidance in this area. If not, it’s time to escalate pressure on the congress.

Barry Rava - February 10, 2017

probably not. I stopped giving to the RNC a few years ago and every time they call and ask for a donation I tell them “I will contribute again once the ACA is repealed, until then I am only donating to individual candidates.” I think Trump is a ‘third party’ president with the establishment from both sides of the aisle and the press against his ideas, some of which are conservative, some not.

Joel - February 10, 2017

This is why I refuse to contribute to the National Republican Campaign Committee. They side with the leftists too frequently.

We need 100% repeal of everything the Obomunist ever did. Thanks Heritage for helping prod them .

Debra - February 10, 2017

Get rid of that horrible law NOW! We have the Senate, the House, AND the Presidency! Now is the time to get rid of Obamacare! Get! It! Done! NOW!

Loretta Robinson - February 10, 2017

A couple of the Senators are outspoken about REPEAL and replace…need more AND action NOT ‘discussion’!

Fran Foskey - February 10, 2017

I know the media is broken and has fall news. I want the ACA repealed and a better and fairer health care that does not include the government running it. Look at welfare and social security, what a mess and rife with dishonesty.

Keith Sullivan - February 10, 2017

They had better repeal it. That is their one and only job so far as this subject is concerned. It is why we put them there. As our agents and representatives, they need to obey us. Repeal CommieCare now! I don’t want any lip about it. The excuses are over. No republican can justify going against repeal now that they control all branches of government. We must do it before election season. Any resistance to repeal would reveal them as imposters and left-wing infiltrators — they need to know this. The media cannot cover for them, as the “news” has been increasingly exposed as being a propaganda arm for the leftists.

Deb Phillips - February 10, 2017

REPEAL ACA! Keep the pressure on. I have no faith in Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, McCain; according to recent reports, they have been funded by Soros and he is a plague on this country. He has 2 citizenships; he has funded treasonous acts = he should be deported. No wonder Ryan is in no hurry to repeal ACA. These rhinos need to be kicked out.

Steven Kreitlow - February 10, 2017

We have a man of action, of the people, in the White House, and we still have too many “Good Ol’ Boys”, boys of the status quo in Congress.

Timothy R. Buttner - February 10, 2017

Repeal! Repeal! Repeal! Replace later. If the demmycrats won’t get on board, nail them for it. If a Republican drags his/her feet, out them and the voters will do the rest…

Charley - February 10, 2017

The RINO’s will cave. We need to Clean House, literally.
One can only hope, as it looks to be too late for liberty and freedom.

Mike - February 10, 2017

Congress is nothing but a bunch of cowards!!!!! And if not, then they’re thirds. Average Americans are fighting everyday to keep their families safe, healthy and economically sound. And these politicians are living off our tax dollars in plenty. It’s time to stop the political nonsense, time to stop the ridiculous spending, time to send all the “healthcare” lobbyists home and time to create a realistic healthcare environment. Quit subsidizing pharmaceuticals, stop the ridiculous regulation, tell the insurance companies if they want to do business they have to provide in all 50 states, etc. But remember, it’s each individual’s responsibility to keep themselves healthy too. Bad food, drugs, smoking, too much alcohol, it’s ridiculous how stupid the average citizen is too.

Lucille Yuen - February 10, 2017

There are cowards among the Republican body. The balking shows lack of will to rid America of the obama fiasco. Too lazy to replace it? Liberals in sheep’s clothing? Liars who got elected on the Conservative bandwagon?

JIM CICCARELLI - February 10, 2017

I AM MORE AFRAID OF THE RNC THAN THE DEMS. I KNOW THE DEMS ARE EVIL, I THOUGHT RNC WAS ON THE PEOPLES SIDE.PRAY FOR PRES TRUMP TO DO THE THINGS THAT HONOR GOD SO THAT HE WILL BLESS US AGAIN AS A NATION

A C COCUZZA - February 10, 2017

REPEAL NOW OR BE REGRET IT!!

JIM CICCARELLI - February 10, 2017

I AM MORE AFRAID OF THE RNC THAN THE DEMS. I KNOW THEY ARE THE ENEMY, I THOUGHT THE RNC WAS FOR US THE PEOPLE. PRAY FOR PRES TRUMP TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS THAT HONOR GOD SO THAT HE WILL HONOR US AGAIN AND HEAL OUR COUNTRY

Charles L FOSTER JR - February 10, 2017

As a retired attorney, I can only speak to what I know is true. Not one Republican voted in favor of the passage of Obamacare. Since that time, the natioal media has reported the various debacles in the administration of the failed system…I can remember the articles regarding over billions of dollars spent for the website, the constant cancelation of policies due to the high premium costs, the uproar over not being able to be treated by their personal doctor, on and on ad nauseum. If all Republicans in Congress made a cosidered decision to vote against the ACA in the beginning and the failures of operation since then are true…what honest member can now claim to believe the bill should not be repealed? The American people put the Republicans in charge of all three branches of government in the last election inorder to be represented by honest
representation….we will not sit still for ANY more
wavering by ANY Republican to fail or repudiate our mandate to to correct ALL the corruption we have endured for eight years of misdirection by a traitorous lawless Obama Administration. We demand the names of every Republican that does not understand we will not tolerate any more stupidity on this issue of representation!
Sincerely, Charles L. Foster, Jr. (Texas)

Pat & Paula Hamper - February 10, 2017

I have stopped giving to RNC because of their lack of action and rolling over on their backs to the other sid of the House. Do not let this happen again!!! Repeal the ACA NOW!

God bless you and God bless America.

George Glatz - February 10, 2017

This must be done now to stop draining the pockets of Americans.
Congress has there own plan and does not feel the economic hardship on tax paying, working voter Support!
Help; lets get Obama care repealed now!!

Dennis Christie - February 10, 2017

They are toooooo afraid of the topic to handle it even though they ran on the basis to repeal and replace.

Suzanne - February 10, 2017

Yes, I do believe they will repeal Obama Care. I think they are taking time to really work things out because it’s so complicated and some the loose ends need to be tied up before it can go forward. I hope they do it soon though.

Mr. Desiderio Sanchez - February 10, 2017

If they do not repeal Obama Care, they will pay a price in the next election cycle, as citizens, is the only alternative we left to make their mind straight.

James Callow - February 10, 2017

Now that Tom Price is in as HHS, perhaps they’ll get rolling on it. Perhaps that is why the Democrats fought his confirmation so hard.

Harley Hunter - February 10, 2017

Congress as a whole is cowardly! All talk, no action. Only interested is perpetuating their own self existence & status quo. They will stall & must be pushed hard.

Leslie Gratz - February 10, 2017

REPEAL it NOW!!! Keep the pressure on.
Corrupt polititians OUT of Washington DC!

Eugene Pyfer - February 10, 2017

They should repeal the penalties associated with the care act. Then come up with a better care act with no penalties.

Susan Stone - February 10, 2017

I know that the people would be behind the Congress if they do a full repeal. The replace part can come later, but the ACA is the ultimate death threat to personal liberty and freedom of the American citizen. One can only hope that Congress will do this, and do it NOW!

Cheryl Ulrich - February 10, 2017

No, I don’t think they will act and they never intended to. Paul Ryan gave O everything he asked for and more as did Boehner. They could have stopped it at the gate by using the power of the purse. Instead, they voted to fund it for the last seven years, allowing it to become more entangled in the system.Their cowardice and insincerity is epic and inexcusable! Ryan’s recent excuse for not acting because it was the Republican strategy to let the ACA fall under it’s own weight is lame & shameful. The real reason they gave in is that they were too spineless to do what the people wanted. And, Congress illegally exempted themselves from the program so it didn’t impact them!!! So exasperating. They are so far out of touch with the American people but that doesn’t seem to matter because they keep getting reelected with big margins!! I think the only way this will happen is if Heritage & President Trump keep their names in the spotlight & explain why they are without excuse in acting now, In addition, have people publicly give testimonies on the negative impact of the ACA to them and challenge Ryan & McConnell to act NOW. Sean Hannity has already started to excoriate them & I believe that is what it’s going to take. They can’t be left to hide.

Tom Lanners - February 10, 2017

The Republicans are out of excuses. They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the Presidency. They have the research from the Heritage Foundation.If they do not repeal O’Bama Care,
they are done as a party, and the U.S. is in real trouble.
I have some hope, but I am mostly going to play with my grandchildren, travel, and enjoy life. I don’t have much hope that they will do what is right.

robert - February 10, 2017

the longer congress waits on the repeal the less likely it will replace. repeal now and congress must work together. do what is right for the American people.

Wesley Umeda - February 10, 2017

Why can’t Congress, especially the GOP, agree on a replacement plan? I believe we need a Solution, not just a repeal (a party which can only say “no”)..

Diane Woodard - February 10, 2017

I want to believe congress will repeal ACA.
Actually I thought they had been working on all the major portions they can kill now.
Evidently I was dreaming, I had thought they were working on all the other bits and pieces. I have sent them several suggestions (having worked in the insurance industry) it’s not that hard.
We cannot have a blanket one size fits all.
Talk to individual ins cos to learn what they are willing to offer: coverages. high risk pools, reinsurance.
I think our congressmen are trying to be certain that all the jobs have presidential appointed leaders before thay move on.
Ridiculous I know-work the prioities first.

Paul Jahnson - February 10, 2017

All the crying about if it is repealed, “there will be an outcry from all those who lose their coverage” (paid for by others). Well, the Republicans seemed to forget the 8 million who purchased their own policies and were dropped from them when they didn’t contain all the requirements of ACA. We were left voiceless! Unfortunately, judging by the gutless fact that over 8 yrs., NO Republican plan was agreed on to be presented immediately should the Republicans again have the ability to move one forward.

John Christensen - February 10, 2017

Once again, the republicans duped us with their give us control, gives us a president (make sure it is one we pick)
that didn’t happen, you folks are now acting like the democrats in the senate, obstructing, slow walking, retreating, back peddling, too many terms of surrender to name, you folks do your self a favor, from Lee Iacocca’s book.
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way”

Michael H Domme - February 10, 2017

I think repeal will come. My fear is that is will not be soon enough or smooth enough to get the support required. especially the press. I am an health insurance agent for the last 40 years. I like the proposed plans for the transition.

Michael H Domme - February 10, 2017

I am a 40 year agent in health insurance and I like he proposals that you are setting forth in this plan. It is well thought out and should work

Phillip Snodgrass - February 10, 2017

NO. Our timid majority will likely allow the liberals to have their way.

Greg Moore - February 10, 2017

Quit stalling. REPEAL Obamacare. This is why I do not support them financially. Many Republicans are also part of the swamp.

James Mullins. Sr - February 10, 2017

Repeal this bad law. Then establish a free market bill for replacement. what was wrong with Health care before Obama &Democrats screwed it up. Do not forget the American people believe what we had before was far better than what the Democrats forced on us because they thought we were Stupid.

Susan Sisneros - February 10, 2017

If they don’t, woe to them. This is what Mr. Trump ran on, this is why the American people placed him in office and this is what We the People expect them to do. We believed him, that he’s a man of his word and this is what the RNC said they would do. So they must follow thru with their word. We gave them the presidency, the house and the Senate, so no excuses!

Mary Roloff - February 10, 2017

Sadly, I do not believe that this weak kneed Congress has the grit needed to get Obama care repealed and replaced. Perhaps, if we cut their benefits, pay and retirement they might have more incentive to get this done or admit defeat and go home, making room for real change agents. Shameful-the lot of them! Poor President Trump.

Ralph M. - February 10, 2017

It is becoming apparent the GOP is once again intimidated by democrats and will not repeal Obamacare anytime soon, if at all. This has been their pattern for years. Vote for us they say and here’s what we’ll do for you. Then, after the election they fail to fulfill their promises. I’m fed up with the bunch of them.

Walter G. Lapp - February 10, 2017

We will add the members of The House and Senate to our prayers for our Presidents “Protection & Direction” going forward and trust they will join us in seeking God’s Will in these matters of GREAT importance to our citizens! HIS WISDOM is crucial and needs to be sought without delay! Thanks for your due diligence!
Walter G. Lapp – South Carolina

Walter G. Lapp - February 10, 2017

We will add the members of The House and Senate to our prayers for our Presidents “Protection & Direction” going forward and trust they will join us in seeking God’s Will in these matters of GREAT importance to our citizens! HIS WISDOM is crucial and needs to be sought without delay! Thanks for your due diligence!

Warren Knippel - February 10, 2017

I suggest prayer for it’s repeal. I believe that is why we had President Trump elected as well as a majority in both houses of Congress. As often mentioned, no Republican voted for the ACA. I suggest that was easy when you know you can’t stop it’s approval. Now the true test is in front of the Republicans and so far they are failing.

Shirley Weaver - February 10, 2017

No, only if there is enough pressure from all of the grassroots voters.

Linda D. - February 10, 2017

Repeal and replace!!! This is what was promised.
Apparently many Congress members think the the electorate irrelevant. They need to be replaced along with Obamacare.

LeAnne Tillar - February 10, 2017

Repealing Obamacare was one of the top 3 major election points that voters wanted to see happen ASAP after the election. I’ll bet you that if it were repealed with NO other plan in place, that it wouldn’t be a week before there would be a thousand plans all over the nation being offered to everyone and anyone all over the nation. That’s how free enterprise works!

Bill West - February 10, 2017

It needs repealed now, and replaced with a free market alternative. I am tired of the excuses. this window of opportunity will close soon.

Robert Kaldenberg - February 10, 2017

If ever there was a time in American History to diminish the role of The Bureaucrat Kings the time is NOW! Congress should show some courage, ignore the media and act on facts and principal to free Americans from a law that has many paying more for their health insurance than their mortgage!

Richard Foncault - February 10, 2017

Tell Congress to do their job. I am more concerned about the stalling of the President’s cabinet

Wilfred Pumpelly - February 10, 2017

I hope they got the message from the election. Listen to the people.

It will be hard to support the RNC if they blow this one.

Jerry Metcalf - February 10, 2017

Yes Do it now. Build a strong back bone Repubs.

Laurence Patterson - February 10, 2017

If congress continues to stall repealing Obama Care the left will have the ammunition they need to continue hammering the new administration . The centrists’ will eventually lose faith in the new administration and the stage will be set for another congressional shift in 2 years.
We need to ratchet up the pressure on the President and our congressional leaders , publicly, to force their hand. This must be done before we go into the summer recess. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and all of the conservatives in congress need to feel the heat now and on a daily basis.
We cannot let this golden opportunity slip into the quagmire of Washington politics.

Warren Coats - February 10, 2017

Repealing Obamacare without its replacement is irresponsible and a very bad idea. I am glad that Congress has the sense to formulate its replacement first.

David - February 10, 2017

any that are for stalling = an ugly curse on your sole..you creepy slime.

Terry Gerling - February 10, 2017

NOW is the time to do what you’ve said you will do—–MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!

Charles Morris - February 10, 2017

An adequate amount of time has transpired for the Republicans in Congress to have agreed upon a replacement for Obamacare. They’ve failed in that regard. They now have the perfect opportunity to repeal Obamacare in its entirety, but they’re stalling instead. I believe the only way that the Republicans are going to move on this issue is if they feel that their political future is in jeopardy.

Paula Dalrymple - February 10, 2017

Democrats were willing to lose their elected positions in order to pass this mess. Probably because they were guaranteed some job, etc. Republicans will NOT do the same. They are interested in keeping their jobs and don’t believe they will even suffer if they do not do what we want.

Anne Dulle - February 10, 2017

I would hope and pray Obamacare is repealed but Republicans don’t seem to want to fight for it. Same old same old!Republicans do not know what to do when they’re in power. FEAR of criticism paralyzes them. We need new blood!

William B Patterson Jr - February 10, 2017

Never happen unless and when they stop listening to lobbyist representing insurance companies….Ryan, McConnell and the other Rhinos have tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American Conservative Voters but now we are seeing their true colors. They need to put up or shut up…They need to start packing the boxes in their Congressional Offices because we will send them packing. I’m sick of their lies. They did not support Trump and I truly feel they will stall on everything Trump promised us he would do that has to be passed by Congress. They exempted themselves from the ACA. What a crock…THEY ARE MIRED DEEP IN THE SWAMP !!!

Brenda - February 10, 2017

If they do not repeal Obamacare now they may lose the only opportunity we will have. The likelihood that many will lose in 2018 will become much greater. End result – the country is stuck with Obamacare and Pres. Trump gets an ineffective four years with a do-nothing congress. They must WAKE-UP and REPEAL IT NOW. No debates. No reaching across the aisle. Save that for the 2018 replacement bill. Right now they have put our country back on the brink!

Linda Lynn - February 10, 2017

Heritage’s outline for repeal should be done. Time is running out. The problem is that the Republicans in congress are hung up on emotions rather than logic and the Constitution. Our founders did not provide for our care from cradle to grave. Those with the liberal ideology are and have been using programs like this to obtain control and power over the citizenry. Once the people have given their power away and are the recipients of gifts from the government it is hard to change back to making citizens responsible for themselves again. This is why medicare continues as a failed program. Politics has deterred the congress from working as representatives of the people and the states. Congress gave up the power of the purse and allowed this program to go into effect. They will not change.

Rick Barr - February 10, 2017

Our elected officials seem to have forgotten to whom they are responsible. Once again their promises are broken. Keep up the pressure!

Christine Paul - February 10, 2017

The Republicans in this Congress should be ashamed of themselves and do not deserve any confidence BECAUSE THEY LACK the integrity to do what they promised!

judy taggerty - February 10, 2017

Sure hope so as it was illegal to FORCE Obamacare on our nation, hurting too many Americans. Obamacare has to be removed or changed so it actually helps Americans not hurt us as it is.

Charles Willey - February 10, 2017

So far I am dismayed at this congress. I will watch and hope. Not looking good.

Nita Judd - February 10, 2017

Yes, repeal Obamacare. If they don’t, then insist that CONGRESS SIGN UP AND JOIN THE SYSTEM THEY CREATED.

Jon Harrington - February 10, 2017

President Trump and congress better follow through in repealing and replacing Obama care or there will be major seat loses in the next election.
I am stunned that after all to the posturing the republicans have done over the last 8 years that they don’t have a package to replace ready to go. What the hell have they been doing besides trying to get re-elected

Mary Hardies - February 10, 2017

We, the people, expect our congress men and women to act on President Trumps agenda and NOT stall. Names of obstructionist Republican’s should be made public.
We must have reform. Every year there are more procedures/screens and healthcare products that are now – “not medically necessary” . It is financially failing, do the Republicans want to pretend they don’t see that? Would you not think they might want to be seen as a party that has their own plan?

We are frustrated beyond belief.
Do I think they will? Probably not, they have been coddled, spoiled and are more interested in their status then the constituents needs.

Martha Beach - February 10, 2017

Repeal Obamacare and let the market in insurance give us choices even let us buy across state lines.

Charlotte J Kolzow - February 10, 2017

Why can’t we get rid of Soros?????

Brett Tanner - February 10, 2017

Repeal & Replace Obamacare Now! My cost for my employees has gone up 30% per year over the past 2 years. Repeal Obamacare Now!

Jim Satterlee - February 10, 2017

It’s what they do. Always have. Always will. Until we remove and replace those who cannot overcome their own inertia.

Eurgnia Obrecht - February 10, 2017

I have stopped donating to the RNC and have informed them so. There are too many RINOS and wimps in the GOP and I now consider myself an Independent. IF they actually do repeal Obamacare, I may consider rejoining the Rep. party, but they need to keep their promise.

Richard Dawson - February 10, 2017

Under the current leadership it will not get done.
Heritage needs to push for some leaders in both houses that have some backbone. You have some
good ideas but they all fall on deaf ears in when it comes to the leadership of the Republican
party.

Brenda Waldron - February 10, 2017

Politicians are not problem solvers. They qualify a solution by asking themselves: How many donors or votes will this cost me? That’s why nothing of any substance or consequence gets done. Now we have put a Business man in charge that knows how to solve problems. He will look at the ROI on every tax dollar spent. Congress needs to get on board or they will be exposed! No games!

Phyllis - February 10, 2017

Let this be a new day with a renewed commitment by Republicans to work with zeal using this 100 days opportunity to repeal/replace Obamacare. Keep your ducks aligned and pounce with vigor to ‘get her done’!. Heritage please continue to be a force to keep this #1 ball rolling until Obamacare has been replaced with lower cost/quality healthcare and the sooner the better! SET A DATE AND DO IT! We ALL need to keep the PRESSURE ON CONGRESS!!

Chuck Guinn - February 10, 2017

No. Republican Congresses rarely address the tough problems. They normally kick the difficult cans down the road in favor of dealing with minutia.

Margeina McClelland - February 10, 2017

Many of the Republican “leaders” are Globalists, just like Obama and Hillary. They are there to placate the conservative base, saying that they are working for us. When.in fact they are reaping the rewards of being part of the elite. The globalization of western countries is already happening. First Europe now the US. Don’t believe me. Look it up.

Kenneth Mulholland - February 10, 2017

It does not look like it…foot dragging is what they do best

Robert Minor - February 10, 2017

Yes I think congress will repeal Obama Care. However the Democrats are going to continue to try every thing they can to slow this process up. Knowing Trump he will keep the ball rolling. Bob Minor

Lois Wright - February 10, 2017

No, I think they are following the same old policy of talking a good game, but failing to pick up the ball and run with it.
Right now I don’t know who I can contact to encourage to fight for this because my representative, Tom Price, has just resigned his seat.

Brenda Waldron - February 10, 2017

We need to have open public discussions about Healthcare services and how they are provided. Healthcare Insurance IS NOT healthcare services. Healthcare insurance is an UNNECESSARY layer of bureaucracy that has been added to healthcare service costs. Look up the definition of bureaucracy. It is a large part of the problem, not of the solution. Have our Doctors lost site of why they got into medicine? Was it to help people and improve patients quality of life? That’s not what I’m seeing and hearing. Are drugs be ing developed and pushed on trusting patients to help them or keep them in a perpetual revolving medical system for PROFIT! Most people avoid doctors like the plague because a lot of the trust is gone. Medical services for 90% of Americans should not be for profit. Geography provides natural funding groups to provide top of the line medical facilities, clinics, staff and equipment to handle Americas medical needs. Everyone does need to contribute. But not at the rate we are now. ITS NO WONDER THE MIDDLE CLASS IS BROKE. We pay for Medicare, Medicaid, and our own insurance, if there’s any money left. Plus make sure there’s some secret money in your sock drawer for the ridiculous insurance deductible. Think of how much your wages could go up if you and your employer weren’t messing with healthcare insurance and all it’s baggage. Why don’t we pay for supporting our local healthcare system just like we pay car insurance. But leave insurance out. Make it patient/service provider based with citizen oversight. Start making people accountable for what you pay for. Keep control close to the people. NO MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL! When we remove their control we remove their say in it. Food for thought!

Henry C. Holder - February 10, 2017

YES

Bill Coates - February 10, 2017

I think the Republican establishment likes the power they have over us, and fears the inevitable media effort to find and publicize anyone who whines about losing some coverage if it is repealed.
They are also responsibility-averse and wish they could still explain their inaction by saying they just don’t have the power.
If they fail to act, Trump should endorse primary opponents for the foot-draggers.

Richard Rackers - February 10, 2017

The house needs to get moving on the repeal. It takes courage but that is what we expect

jerry thomas - February 10, 2017

Repeal now and let the market start writing ins policy as it should. Govt can raise its ugly head if the market is not providing.

John Laing - February 10, 2017

REMEMBER 1994…………Knute and Trent endlessly on Sunday TV…stalling, as it turned out. This time, armed with a mandate, at least we have D. J. Trump to get things done. ACA is a job killer; especially full time/long term employment. It’s repeal is about more than health care.

Peter Graybash - February 10, 2017

What can we do to get them off dead center?

Martha Perry - February 10, 2017

There has been loud clamor, so I think as of late Congress has heard and they will repeal the act. The question is how quickly they will do so. We need to keep up our pressure on them.

Linda - February 10, 2017

I pray the media is wrong about not repealing Obamacare. They were wrong about who was going to be the next President. Congress needs to act fast and repeal it now!

Nancy Lord - February 10, 2017

Yes, only if the American public keeps nipping at their heels. Also, they need to act on reducing taxes for the tax year of 2017 for the middle class. The middle class needs a large reduction on their taxes asap.

Linda G. White - February 10, 2017

I think Rep. Paul Ryan is responsible to push this forward. Senator McConnell is responsible for getting the reconciliation across the finish line. They need to be motivated to act quickly. I think these men are not really used to working hard. Someone needs to kick into gear to repeal Obamacare and shut out the Dems and moderates who are in bed with the lobbyists and those who will profit from keeping the pieces in place. Bad people in Congress. Someone needs to move up this priority and push it over the finish(ed) line.

Colleen Waugh - February 10, 2017

Absolutely not! Start working to repeal and replace immediately! The longer you wait, the harder, and longer, it will be till it is appealed!

Robert Drager - February 10, 2017

That’s what the the Republicans were elected do so get to work and get it done. You’ve had 8 years to be prepared so let’s see some serious action. We’ve given you control of Congress, the Senate and the White House so your failure now would be an absolute disgrace and you can pack up and go home early.

JOSEPH LAROCCA - February 10, 2017

I HATE TO SAY IT BUT I HAVE LITTLE OR NO CONFIDENCE IN THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS TO REPEAL OBAMACAE. WE MUST GET RID OF IT NOW. IT IS NOW OR NEVER. THE NEW SECRETARY HAS A PLAN. ANYTHING WILL BE BETTER THAN OBAMACARE. PUT JOHN CRONYN IN CHARGE OF SENATE

Trudy Slater, PhD - February 10, 2017

Unfortunately, there will be alot of political foot dragging, but it will eventually get there. Keep prodding! Ryan et al are no longer serving usefully ” for the people”. His future political life may be tarnished by his own hand. I believe, like others here that the RNC will be discarded by many of us favoring an Indepndent position. Sad.

Thomas T Wiel - February 10, 2017

Yes,if all conservatives have the will
to keep constant max pressure on them
and hold them accountable for the
success or failure to repeal and replace
it now!!

John - February 10, 2017

They should repeal and use block grants to let the States deal with pre-existing conditions. Allow the market to fill the void and offer private, portable, multi-state policies to attract folks away from their Obamacare plans and Medicaid – over 2-3 years – with better value and more targeted benefits, just as before. Federal Government shouldn’t be expected to “replace” medical insurance! – not their job!

Grant Richter - February 11, 2017

We need to keep the pressure on Congress to Repeal it now.

Michael Eugene Thornton - February 11, 2017

I think that the rinos will just mumble and moan but do nothing in the final analysis. This marks the end of trusting them to voice votes. They will have to go on the record and be judged by the voting public. No more little rinos. Toss them out and hire true conservatives.

Lynn Beale - February 11, 2017

There continues to be an congressional affinity for power derived from controlling any government program. Repeal of Obamacare will lesson congress’s control which would harm money flow from third parties who benefit from the current plan. I do not believe repeal will occur losing out to revision and keeping government in control.

Laurel Higgins - February 11, 2017

The biggest reason Trump was elected was his promise to repeal obamacare. My deductible is $2500. I am retired and can’t afford to go see a doctor. Refugees and illegals have no deductible.

Jake - February 11, 2017

If the republicans choose failure on repeal of the ACA and their support for President Trump, it gives the Constitution Party the opportunity to replace them. This coupled with McCain, Graham, and Bush being bought by Soros shows the depth of the lying and corruption in the gop!

Dennis Fowler - February 11, 2017

Congress has not acted to do much of anything. Rather, they abrogate their responsibilities to the Executive or Judicial branches, while they “act” politically correct for maintaining their voting bases and/or their economic bases who feed them.

Sandra Fosselman - February 11, 2017

I can’t understand the GOP leadership mentality but they have already missed the ideal opportunity to move this action forward. They may try too late and will have created a guarantee that their gutless procrastination will bring failure to any future effort.

Ruth Taber - February 11, 2017

I am DISGUSTED!! And so frustrated! We need a grass roots program for people to force them to DO THEIR JOB! We are at war with Liberalism, and the congress seems like its back to business as usual. Pres Trump has to go before the people and speak to us, and tell us what to do. Although I support him financially, he doesn’t need more money! He won because of his ideas and ideals. Now the congress has to be put to the test. And if they fail, kick them out!!! Thank you, Heritage.

Albert Huntz - February 11, 2017

Hell NO !

Carol Wolney - February 11, 2017

All health care issues remain unsolveable until the Obamacare issue is settled. This is hard on those affected by it. Get going Congress!!!!!

Margaret Trinklein - February 11, 2017

Don’t procrastinate! Act now to protect our citizens.

John H Fowke Jr - February 11, 2017

Yes, when they have an alternative ready.

Al Wunsch - February 11, 2017

We need to keep pressure on them to repeal and replace. It doesn’t have to be perfect (never will be) but should be presented with the plan to fix the current situation and with the promise to fix problems that arise. Don’t trust the repub leadership, esp in the senate, but their party will either rise and florish under the Trump leadership or they’ll be replaced at next election. Doing nothing is a disservice to the people on both sides of the political spectrum. Keep emails,tweets, phonecalls going;. By the way, Donnie Parr, I agree with you.

William Nicewinter - February 11, 2017

Once again Congress will show itself to be more concerned with special interest than the ones who elected them, the ones who they are bound by honor to work for and whose lives they should strive to improve.

Louise Brummett - February 11, 2017

They need to keep their promises to repeal & replace Obamacare!

Peggy Christensen - February 11, 2017

I pray the ACA will be repealed, but because many of those in the GOP are so obstinate in their disdain for our new President, I’m afraid they’ll join the dems to do all they can to derail the new administration. We need term limits to get the RINOs out of there ASAP. Thank you for all of your good work on behalf of us who voted for our new president, It’s too bad that egos seem to rule in D.C.

bill jarvis - February 11, 2017

I think they’re stalling because they don’t want to let go of the power/control.

Sinclair Doggett - February 11, 2017

The leaders need to start leading or resign!!! One thing that needs to be remembered is polls are usually taken in the large cities. That’s where the libs live. It was the small towns that beat the libs and put Trump into office. The polls need to be brought up to date or just disregard them. Garbage in garbage out!!

Sinclair Doggett - February 11, 2017

I don’t tweet but those of you that do need to do as our POTUS does. If a flood of tweets goes out every day I’ll bet the POTUS will respond and just maybe, just maybe Congress will see them and respond. He taught us what tweets can do so please follow our leader!!!

Michael - February 11, 2017

Seems they are waffling. Then, again, we do not want another immigration mishap.

Mary Berger - February 12, 2017

YES, they will as it is hurting every working American. We must keep pushing them to do so. Write or call your Congress reps. Kick Soros out of Washington DC!

Truman Cleveland - February 12, 2017

I hope so, but unlikely with the number of rinos in Congress.

Ellen Graham - February 12, 2017

You promised to remove and give good insurance to the american people. You need to follow through while you can. Get on it. I dont know anyone who has it likes it. They chose to pay the fine and go without because workers had to pay too much money. An unfair situation.

Allison Webb - February 12, 2017

I sure hope Congress doesn’t squander the historic election we had just come through. Though we have strong resistance, from the democrat party, the republicans have the upper hand, as well as control of both houses of Congress and the White House. This may be the only chance, ever, to completely repeal and replace the Affordable Cara Act. The blue collar democrats that voted for President Trump, as well as some of the moderate R.I.N.O’s reluctantly voting for President Trump, are expecting results and not more broken promises. If Congress and this administration don’t follow through with new healthcare plans, as well as economic and national security promises made on the campaign trail, it may send the republican party and our core conservative values and principals back into the dark ages, never to be heard from,again. Our nation’s security as well as the freedom and liberty are every U.S. citizen are at stake. God bless this nation…. failure is not an option!

John C. Nelson - February 12, 2017

Gentlemen & Ladies :
We have SAVED the Republic ! Keep the pressure on Congress. Send your emails
to your Representatives & Senators .

Ruby Zwijack - February 12, 2017

The Republicans don’t know how to have teeth and a backbone.Get rid of Obamacare now! Why do you think we elected you.!!!!! Get rid of the dead wood in the Republican Party!

Pyara Chauhan - February 12, 2017

They promised to repeal and I agree they should ASAP. They should have had a replacement ready to go, or, at least ideas and a time line how to proceed. I am told there are a umber of plans. Hurry up and consolidate or select one and move now that Tom Price has been approved.

Constance Craven - February 12, 2017

Not unless we keep forcing them to go ahead. There is an enormous push from the poor, recruited by the left to leave Obamacare alone. Of course the poor like Obamacare, it’s free. The Middle class with high premiums and huge deductibles, not so much. They and us have to continue to push for change and we can’t change it until the repeal it and substitute it with your plan. Thank you

jared farney - February 13, 2017

Nope. Unfortunately Republicans are not always CONSERVATIVES. The GOP is the original party of big government. Establishment career types can never, ever take something away from or let “tax revenue” be unspent. True conservatism, libertarianism, and Trumpism are a major threat to business as usual in the beltway and the good old boy are looking at the gravy train, just like 2004-2006, to roll in the pork barrel and repay all the campaign lip service favors. All I can say is term limits and a balanced budget amendment. The ACA will never be repealed or replaced in this Congress. And the people will give them 60 votes in the senate all for naught.

David Lang - February 13, 2017

I’d like to believe they will repeal it but based on their past behavior, their want to be liked by Washington society and the news media, their lack of spine and ability to find unending excuses why they can’t, I am more willing to believe they won’t or will only partially so. It seems like they’ve lost their momentum on the subject. On the other hand, Trump’s only been in office three weeks. Time will tell.

Ron Wagner - February 13, 2017

Have you been paying attention to what the democratic minority is doing to president Trumps agenda? Compare this to what the republican majority congress did restrict Obamacare. Why would you expect the republican majority now to keep their word? Cleaning the swamp will tack awhile!

Sandra Hogue - February 13, 2017

With such a strong mandate to do so, with the power of the house and senate to see it through, and possibly, with the last opportunity for repealing Obama care, why on earth would men of character and courage not just repeal the beast and bring forth a new and very workable plan for all the people!

Richard Smith - February 13, 2017

I’m very disappointed with the GOP. They have control of the government and this is what we get? What’s the point. They are all talk and no action. They best not bother me with requests for more donations. I love Trump but congress is letting us down BIGLY!

M. Masters - February 13, 2017

No. Republicans are notorious for talking a good game, but have no courage when it actually comes standing up with action.

Jack Stockdale - February 13, 2017

The clock is ticking. Time is now to do your job and replace/repeal Obamacare. Your past members raided SS from the elderly.
What a mess we are in without responsible leaders.

Sonie Thompson - February 16, 2017

We are very concerned about this, but as our NC paper reported, if they do NC will lose millions of dollars….so, let me get this straight! Gov’t has bribed states with millions of dollars, knowing we would become used to the money and never repeal this horrid law. In my mind this is a tyrannical gov’t at work. None of you can or will do anything to change this, even though you have had 8 years for the planning. It seems, sadly, like this is arm waving by the party now in the majority.😞

Edwin Ray Bigler - February 24, 2017

Repeal and Replace

I.V. Hadditt - July 18, 2017

BOILING MAD OVER THIS!!! We can thank all people who voted in the RINOS funded by Soros who wants a communistic America!!! THIS IS DESPICABLE, and if they continue to refuse to repeal Obama-NO-care, then President Trump should sign a bill that FORCES ALL OF CONGRESS TO INDEFINITELY RECEIVE THE SAME HEALTH CARE AS THE PEOPLE! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Who the heck do THEY think they are???? “WE THE PEOPLE” HAVE HAD IT WITH THE LEFT AND THE RINO RIGHT FOR NOT DOING WHAT >WE< WANT!!!!!!!!!!!! REPEAL THE DAMN THING N-O-W OR CONGRESS GETS THE SAME EXACT SO CALLED HEALTH "CARE" AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

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