Unfortunately, Obamacare Is Not Going To Be Repealed In 2010, It Is Not Going To Be Repealed In 2011 And There Is A Good Chance That It May Never Be Repealed

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Right now the mainstream media is paying a lot of attention to the effort by Republicans in the House of Representatives to repeal the health care reform law that Barack Obama and the Democrats crammed down the throats of the American people during the last session of Congress.  House Republicans are calling their legislation the “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act”, and the House of Representatives is expected to pass the legislation on January 12th.  However, there are two huge problems.  One is that Democrats control the U.S. Senate and they have declared that there is not a chance in the world that a repeal of the health care reform law will get through them.  Secondly, even if a repeal of the health care law did somehow magically get to Barack Obama’s desk, he has sworn that he would veto it.  So unfortunately, Obamacare is not going to be repealed any time soon.

 

We are all going to have to just learn to put up with the negative effects of the new health care law.  We are all going to be paying much higher taxes because of this new law.  We are all going to be paying much, much higher health insurance premiums.  Job growth is going to be killed because employers will not want to pay for extremely expensive health care plans for new employees.  Soon all companies with more than 50 workers will be fined if they do not offer “adequate health coverage” to their employees.  So obviously this provides a tremendous incentive to small businesses not to hire more than 50 workers.

In addition, the new health care law gives the U.S. government unprecedented control over the medical industry and over how health care is practiced in this country.  The U.S. government will now be telling doctors what medicines to prescribe and what medical procedures are “cost effective”.  Doctors across America will now have less freedom to practice medicine than they ever have before.

So can’t we just opt out of this health care nightmare?  No, the truth is that the new health care law makes participation in the system mandatory for virtually all Americans.  In fact, if you do not buy health insurance you will soon face fines of up to 2.5 percent of your income by 2016.

So you better run out and pad the profits of the greedy health insurance industry by signing up for a big, fat, juicy health insurance policy.

The health care reform law was one of the worst pieces of legislation that the U.S. Congress has ever passed.  It is easy to see why the Republicans want to repeal it.

But as long as the Democrats have control of the Senate and as long as Barack Obama is in the White House, that is simply not going to happen.

The Democrats are married to the health care reform law and they are absolutely obsessed with protecting it.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is vowing to block any attempt to repeal Obamacare.  According to Reid, the Republicans must “understand that the health care bill is not going to be repealed” and that they “should get a new lease on life and talk about something else.”

Barack Obama is promising to veto any attempt to repeal the new health care reform law.  Barack Obama considers the health care law to be one of his crowning achievements, and he will resist any efforts to curtail it.

So that means that the Republicans will simply not be able to repeal the health care law between now and 2012.

So is there any hope once 2012 rolls around?

Well, first the Republicans would have to keep control of the House of Representatives.  That would be the easiest part.

Secondly, the Republicans would have to take control of the U.S. Senate.  But remember, U.S. Senators serve six year terms, so only a limited amount of seats will be contested in 2012.

Thirdly, the Republicans would have to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.  That is not going to be as easy as it seems.  Incumbent presidents are hard to defeat.

Plus, when you look at how Barack Obama is polling against potential Republican contenders, the numbers do not look pretty for Republicans.

For example, in poll after poll Barack Obama has been destroying Sarah Palin by double digits.  Other Republican contenders are performing better, but Barack Obama still regularly defeats almost all of them in survey after survey.

So if the Republicans want any chance of repealing Obamacare, they better choose a candidate wisely in 2012.  If Barack Obama wins in 2012, the health care law is definitely not going to be repealed until after the 2016 election at the earliest.

So will the Republicans be able to win control of the House and the Senate and the White House in 2012?

You never know, but right now the polls are looking surprisingly good for Obama.

Meanwhile, the Republicans in the House are going to do what they can to slow down the implementation of the new health care law.  The House has a lot of power to deny funding for various aspects of the health care law, and that is where Republicans will probably be focusing much of their energy over the coming months.

House Majority Leader John Boehner says that he is going to do everything in his power to try to keep the new health care law from being fully implemented….

“I am committed to doing everything that I can do and our team can do to prevent Obamacare from being implemented. I believe that this bill will ruin the best health care system in the world and I believe that it will bankrupt our country. Now, when I say everything, I mean everything.”

Rep. Steve King has even floated the idea that every single appropriations bill passed by the House of Representatives in 2011 should include language which specifically prohibits any funding for the implementation of the new health care law.

However, there are some Republican members of Congress that won’t even publicly commit to defunding Obamacare.  So if Republicans in the House can’t even agree on that, then what chance do they really have of accomplishing much of anything to block the new health care law?

The truth is that it is going to be a huge uphill battle to even slow down the implementation of Obamacare.

So what do the American people think about all of this?

Well, according to a Gallup Poll released this week, 46 percent of Americans are in favor of repealing Obamacare while 40 percent of Americans do not want it repealed.

The numbers are pretty close.  Republicans overwhelmingly want it repealed while Democrats overwhelmingly want to keep the new health care law.

But perhaps someone should be paying attention to what doctors are saying about this new legislation.  This new health care law is driving thousands upon thousands of American doctors out of the profession.  In fact, according to one absolutely stunning new poll, 40 percent of all U.S. doctors plan to bail out of the profession over the next three years.

Considering the fact that the U.S. was already facing a very serious shortage of doctors over the next several decades, this has the potential to be a national crisis of mammoth proportions.

Today, there are nearly a million practicing physicians in the United States.  So what in the world is going to happen if several hundred thousand of them actually do throw up their hands and head for the exits?

Yes, this is really happening.  The U.S. health care system is actually starting to come apart at the seams.

Sadly, there is absolutely no chance that the new health care law is going to be repealed in the next two years.  If Barack Obama wins in 2012, that will mean that we are facing at least six years until it has any chance of being repealed.

Meanwhile, this new health care law is going to be savagely ripping apart our health care system and our entire economy.

But this is the new Amerika – where “The American Dream” is rapidly becoming “The American Nightmare”.

   
  • A Dodgy Bloke

    Ok you really didn’t think these guys where going to do anything? Yes there where plenty of Tea Party people elected in the house, but the leadership is the same old collection of buzzards, who cheered wile George Bush ran the Constitution though a shredder. The Senate is home to different collection of buzzards that want to turn us into Europe. Before someone says something stupid like “what’s wrong with that” Goggle European Debt crisis, and look up the debt to GDP ratio of the EU.

  • Gary

    Obama’s health care reform will most likely be found unconstitutional and we will get single. This is/was the plan all along.

    Its pathetic that all the unsophisticated tea bagger dolts bought in to the death panel BS. We already have “death panels” they are called private health insurance companies. They are called republicans in Arizona who voted to no longer cover transplants and people have died. We already have rationing- again called private health insurance.

    We need to get with the rest of the world -single payer. We will get there most likely courtesy of the republicans. Medicare/Medicaid is not unconstitutional so it will be medicare for all!

    PS-Speaker Boner is a drunk!

  • mondobeyondo

    A lot of y’all (not all y’all, but quite a few of y’all) wanted universal health care, something similar to the NHS in England. Well, now we have it, or rather, some mutant version of it.

    Obama said that under his plan, you can keep your doctor and your health insurance plan. Yeah, right. Whatever…He’ll assign you a doctor, all right. Could be Dr. Seuss, Dr. Who, Dr. Pepper or Dr. Spock. (Better hope and pray it’s Dr. Spock – he actually has some medical knowledge!)

    The only catch is that everyone has to sign up for it. Even those of us who don’t want it. It’s not like auto insurance. You don’t have to have auto insurance. If you have a car, you do. But if you don’t have a car, you don’t need it.

    EVERYONE will have to sign up for Obamacare.

    How you like them apples? Are you happy now?

  • VegasBob

    If they control the House of Representatives, what the Republicans can do is to zero out any funding that would be used to enforce any provisions of the health care law.

    For example, they could pass a law prohibiting the IRS from hiring people or using government funds to attempt to enforce or collect any ‘fines’ from people who refuse to buy health insurance.

    As for me personally, I will leave this country before I will submit to government mandates to buy health insurance against my will. Fortunately, under the terms of this bill, Americans who live overseas are exempt from the health care insurance requirement, so those who do not wish to comply with Big Brother can simply leave the USA if they have the means to do so.

  • disillusioned and disgusted

    It is such nonsense all the talk about repelling the health care bill. The President can just veto it.

    House Republicans are either stupid or assume we are stupid.

    They all disgust me.

  • SGary

    The degree of deception in the world is stunning in these last days. Someone is even going so far to pretend they are a moron named Gary. He isn’t even real….it is just someone trying to make you think the public school system is even worse than we thought.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    When the two-faced Republikkkans babble on about “repealing the job-killing health care law,” it shows what total hypocrites and liars they are. John Boehner, Steve King and the rest of the Republikkkan clowns are a joke because they know darn well that Obamacare is actually Romneycare; the toothless bill that the Democraps passed last year was based on the “universal coverage” model that Mitt Romney favored when he was governor of Massachusetts. And who is a likely GOP presidential candidate for 2012? Why, none other than Mitt “Universal Health Care For Massachusetts” Romney, who will no doubt campaign against his own “health care reform” model.

    As for the Democraps…..had they passed a health insurance reform bill that had any real teeth in it, their party might have gone on to dominate American politics for a generation. There are plenty of small business owners like myself who absolutely despise health insurance companies. We hate their miserable guts. Instead, the Dems gave us Romneycare: a bill that does have some badly needed reforms (no more dropping patients when they get sick, no more pre-existing condition nonsense) but is deeply flawed in that it ultimately leaves the werewolves (Blue Cross, Aetna, United Healthcare, etc.) in charge of the hen house. Capitalism works really well when there is competition, but the health insurance ghouls and their supporters in the RepubliKKKan and Democrap parties have rigged the game and made sure there is a lack of competition when it comes to health insurance. The health insurance lobbyists pump millions of dollars into the cesspool that is Capitol Hill. Thus, small business owners have no choice but to pay a fortune for the health insurance ghouls’ crappy product. And what do Americans get for the sky-high premiums we pay? We get to die younger than people in France, Holland and other countries where entrepreneurs don’t have Aetna or Blue Cross bleeding them dry.

    Obamacare/Romneycare/Pelosicare doesn’t do nearly enough to rein in the health insurance companies. So medical bankruptcies will continue in The Banana Republic of America, and Americans will continue to die unnecessarily when medical decisions are made by Blue Cross and Aetna butchers instead of by doctors.

    God help the rotting, decaying, collapsing Banana Republic of America, where life expectancy will continue to plummet.

  • Stray Cat

    I would not be so quick to say BHO will win re-election in 2012. Does anybody remember Jimmy “My name is Earl” Carter? A total ONE TERM failure.
    So what if Sarah Palin is polling poorly against BHO? It’s still TWO YEARS out, folks! Remember in this last election, many Tea Party candidates polled poorly initially, but the closer to election day we got, the better their numbers got till many of the libdems were crushed.
    I would also invite wavering RINO’s to remember one thing; we put you in office, and we can take you out again, And we can keep doing it until you get the message;

  • Stray Cat

    STOP F***ING WITH OUR HEALTH CARE AND MONEY!!

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Some people I know who have suffered horribly at the hands of the murderous health insurance industry have said that I’m too hard on the corporatist Democraps and that at least the Dems did SOMETHING. OK, yes, the Dems did something. I acknowledge that the corporatist RepubliKKKans were perfectly happy to sit on their fat asses and let the abuses of the health insurance companies continue unchallenged. When the RepubliKKKans killed Hillarycare in 1994, they never offered an alternative—and thousands of Americans died or went broke as a result. I get that. The problem is that Obamacare/Romneycare was so influenced by the health insurance lobby that it doesn’t do nearly enough to make Blue Cross, Aetna, etc. clean up their shameful act. Former Cigna exec turned whistle blower/health insurance reform advocate Wendell Potter has said what I’ve been saying: that medical bankruptcies and sky-high premiums for crappy “health care” will still be a fact of life in this country. Obamacare/Romneycare won’t end the industry’s abuses. There are too many loopholes.

    The health insurance ghouls are evil to the core, but they aren’t stupid—and they made sure there would be one of two outcomes in 2010: (1) crappy half-assed “reform” under the Democraps, or (2) no reform at all under the RepubliKKKans. Either way, it was a win-win situation for health insurance butchers. They got #1, but either way, sick people were bound to be screwed in this Third World basketcase called The Banana Republic of America.

    And by the way, Obamacare/Romneycare/Pelosicare/Reidcare isn’t “socialism” any more than it is “capitalism” or “free enterprise.” What we’re seeing in the BRA under the corporatist RepubliKKKans and corporatist Democraps is the merger of state and corporate power, which Benito “Il Duce” Mussolini defined as IL FASCISMO. Obamacare/Romneycare amounts to a government bailout for a corrupt, dysfunctional industry that has a ton of American blood on its hands. As Gerald Celente often says, “fascism has come to America.” God help us.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Why wait for someone else to repeal it for you? Why should you abide by someone else’s decisons, especially if they will not abide by yours?

    All they did was win a bunch of popularity contests. The same is true for winners on *American Idol*.

    Rule yourself. Discard democracy and the fraud of majority rule.

  • Aurelius 7

    Here’s a great quote for those who are ignorant enough to be stuck in the left-vs-right paradigm time warp. You’re all a bunch of tools.

    “You say to yourself: “What can I do?” Nothing, because you don’t live in a participatory Democracy. That’s the absolute truth. You’ve had your fun. You went to the polls in November — and that was your fun. That was what you’re allowed. Every two years you’re allowed to have your fun and think that you have some impact among these thieves and criminals, but you don’t. You change the window dressing. So now you went from Democrats crowing with over-sized hammers to Republicans in pink ties who are crying. But they’re still raping us. You mean nothing to them… You put in Scott Brown and everyone celebrates. Then you wake up and he’s voting with Olympia Snowe.”

    – Michael Savage

  • David D. Davidson

    It’s not like Obamacare actually does anything new. Most of it is just more rules for the health insurance industry. It’s also not like it forces you to buy expensive healthcare. It fines you (a pittance I might add; $95 or 1% of your annual income/year, compare that to the minimum 10% income tax, a progressive tax that increase up to 35%!) if you do not get Health Insurance. No where does it say that that “every individual in the United States buy from a state bureaucracy-run healthcare company”, which everyone seems to fear. A lot of this hype comes from provisions designed to de-corrupt the Healthcare system currently in America. Everyone thinks doctors are these noble, good guys that are only interested in the good of their patients. The sad truth is a lot of them are in it for the money, and many do costly procedures that are unnecessary or ineffective to charge it to the Health Insurance Company.

    At worst, this bill with likely create a market for cheap, basic health insurance similar to the car insurers SAFEAUTO or THE GENERAL CAR INSURANCE. Stop acting like this is the end of the world.

  • America doesn’t need to sink under another one of their grand economic experiments.
    Their LAST ONE WAS AN EPIC FAIL, and now this healthcare…

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