GOP takes aim at health care reform

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    Republicans controlling the House of Representatives are revealing their strategy to eliminate health care reform.



     

     

     

     

     

     

    Republicans controlling the House of Representatives are revealing their strategy to eliminate health care reform.


     
    The Associated Press reports that GOP members of the House, eager to flex some political muscle, plan to vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul before he delivers his State of the Union address.
     
    Right now, the vote is slated for January 12. That is the first of many attempts to chip away at the hard-won reform, which was signed into law last March. Most recently, a Virginia judge ruled a key component of the reform unconstitutional because of a rule that would require most Americans to buy health care within the next three years.
     
    This is a risky move because Republicans would not have an alternate plan ready by January 12.
     
    Despite their lofty (if ill-conceived) goals, a full repeal of the reform is not likely to happen.
     
    House Democrats are ready to defend President Obama’s health care fix, and warned House Speaker-to-be John Boehner that they will block any attempts to dismantle it. They argue that a reform repeal would kill provision like improved prescription coverage.
     
    Aside from that, the Obama administration has vowed to keep pumping out framework for covering 30 million uninsured Americans. Not to mention, President Obama can still veto any GOP objectives.
     
    This would put both Democrats and Republicans at a stale mate, and the issue will likely carry over to the 2012 Presidential Election.



     

     

    – Sonya Eskridge


     

     

     

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