Thursday, January 12, 2017

ObamaCare death looms

John "Lee" Ruberry of
Da Tech Guy's Magnificent Seven
The sugar buzz from Barack Obama's cloying farewell address has worn off by now among even his most loyal backers.

And now reality settles in. There was a tremendous sugar high--not for me--when Obama promised that the average family would spend $2,500 less a year on health care after the passage of ObamaCare. As I've mentioned a few times, my health insurance costs have gone up that much since ObamaCare kicked in.

And let's not forget Politifact's Lie of the Year, which comes from Obama, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

From USA Today:
After debating seven hours through the night, the Senate voted early Thursday to take the first real step toward repealing Obamacare — a top goal of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.

Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use as a vehicle to speed through repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. House leaders plan to take it up Friday.

Senators began voting on 19 amendments to the resolution about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before passing the budget measure about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Republicans said the 2010 health care law is broken and must be repealed and replaced with something better — although just what that replacement plan will look like has not yet been revealed by congressional leaders. Critics of the law cite sky-rocketing premiums, high deductibles and fewer health care choices for patients as insurers pull out of the program.

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