repeal

House GOP prepares for the latest Obamacare repeal compromise

Robert King and Kimberley Leonard, Washington Examiner

Republican lawmakers expect to evaluate a new provision Wednesday on a bill that would repeal portions of Obamacare, though a vote this week appears doubtful given the priority of passing a spending bill. Some lawmakers said they were confident they could support the latest version of the bill, the American Health Care Act, though it was unclear whether the changes would satisfy enough centrists.

The Reason For President Trump’s Approval Problem

There are many issues plumbed in these polls, but what comes through loud and clear is that, by hitching his popularity to Paul Ryan and Ryancare, President Trump has suffered a devastating drop in approval among the staunchest of his core constituents.

Republican leaders must fight for regulation-repeal in healthcare bill

Editors, Washington Examiner

There's plenty of reason to doubt that this partial repeal — the bill repeals all of Obamacare's tax hikes but not its regulations — is "the best bill that can pass." For one thing, it's unclear that partial repeal will get more Republican votes than full repeal would. Second, we don't know whether Republicans can repeal the bill through budget reconciliation because Republicans haven't tried to do it.

Delay of Obamacare Repeal Threatens Pro-Life Goals

Rachel Bovard, CNS News

The simple reality is this. If Planned Parenthood is going to be defunded in Obamacare, reconciliation must be used. Otherwise, the provision will succumb to a Democratic filibuster, and be removed from the bill. The longer the GOP continues to delay on repeal, the more unlikely it is they’ll be able to use the reconciliation vehicle to repeal Obamacare, much less to defund Planned Parenthood.

Incurable Obamacare

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Schumer said Republicans are like the dog that caught the bus. If Obamacare lives on, Democrats will be that dog. But is this what they really want, including the political suffering that the misbegotten health care program carries with it? I think the answer is yes. They're saving a great liberal dream. They can't let it die. They're addicted.

No More Excuses: Obamacare Must Be Repealed on Day One

Jim DeMint, CNS News

When I was in the Senate, they would use every excuse to avoid fighting for conservative priorities. “Wait until we get the House.” Done. “Wait until we get the Senate.” Done. “Wait until we get the White House.” Done and done. There are simply no alternatives left but to repeal Obamacare and win the fight (a shocking prospect for some!)

House conservatives to roll out Obamacare replacement

Paige Winnfield Cunningham, Washington Examiner

The Republican Study Committee, led by Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, is proposing to replace President Obama's healthcare law with a system where people can get tax deductions to help buy coverage on their own instead of through an employer.

Fake News About Obamacare Repeal

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obamacare is a failure by every objective standard. It doesn’t work, the voters hate it, and the Republicans have a mandate to put it out of its misery. No amount of Democrat obstruction, fake news, phony studies, whining from #SnowFlakes, or snark from #SoreLosers can save it. It’s time to pull the plug and move on.