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Republicans May Revive Obamacare Repeal Effort

Why not come back at it? Maybe the Freedom Caucus is getting some private polling showing people are angry. 

House Republicans on Tuesday discussed making a second attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare in a closed-door meeting that was an attempt to “heal the divisions” caused when party infighting prevented legislation from passing last week, the Washington Examiner reported.

“We are talking about how to get Obamacare repealed and replaced,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., said as he left the meeting.

The message from Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was that despite last week’s failed attempt, the GOP could not walk away from the effort to repeal the collapsing law, and replacing it with Republican reforms. Lawmakers who attended the meeting said the group held “a good healthy discussion” about internal differences that sunk the bill last week.

“There was a unified message that we need to find a solution because a lot of Americans will be hurt unless we repeal the law,” Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga. said. “There is good, honest discussion going on. Good dialogue.”

Republican leaders didn’t discuss the specifics of a “Plan B,” but Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., a member of the House Freedom Caucus, announced his plan to use a legislative tactic that could force a floor vote on simply repealing Obamacare. The move would require 218 signatures on a discharge petition, and it’s not clear if enough Republicans would sign on to it.

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14 Responses to Republicans May Revive Obamacare Repeal Effort

  1. I like Mo Brook’s one liner.
    Essentially he says to put it back the way it was before Obamacare.

    Do that and open it up for competition across state lines to be regulated by the states.

  2. The issue for me is to just REPEAL Obamacare, not replace, refine, redo, or whatever.

    REPEAL!

    Next work on the reforms, separate from the repeal.

    Simple.

    • OT and not much sourcing.

      I heard a snippet on the radio that when Sessions stupidly recused himself from the Trump/Russia investigation it was turned over to an Obama loyalist who prosecuted O’Donnell from VA (wrongly it was later revealed). This guy is also the one who told Comey to reveal all he did in his recent statement on the T/R investigation.

      Further “Calls Grow for Nunes to Step Aside in Inquiry on Surveillance,” from Adam Schiff, Pelosi and Schumer, of course.

      This is BS and the Trump Administration needs to take a firm hold of this. Trump, not Clinton, won the election. And the Republicans have a majority in both houses. If this continues it will be as if there was no election at all.

      By recusing himself Sessions has unleashed a lot of this and neutered a Trump DOJ . Turn a dead ear to these recusal calls by highly partisan Democrats. And of course, the MSM heralds it and all the Fake News of the day.