U.S. House to Vote on Repeal of Obamacare This Week

CITING “INFLEXIBLE MANDATES

by Sharon Rondeau

If the House repeals the health care law, where will it go from there?

(Jul. 9, 2012) — The U.S. House of Representatives was scheduled to begin debate at 5:00 p.m. EDT today on whether or not to repeal the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a portion of which a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court said could be interpreted as a constitutional tax on June 28, 2012.

While Chief Justice John Roberts, in his majority opinion, stated that the “penalty” described in the PPACA could be levied as a tax against those choosing not to buy insurance, the 7-2 decision striking down the mandate that states must expand their Medicaid rolls allows states to decline to participate.  A least 15 states have said that they will not participate in the program, the most recent being Texas, whose new voter identification law is being argued in federal court beginning today.

There appears to be evidence that Roberts wrote parts of both the dissenting and majority opinions, and the Obama regime has never promoted the bill as a tax.  The government’s claim that the individual mandate could be made under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution was rejected by a majority of the court.

The House voted in January 2011 to repeal the bill, with all Republicans and three Democrats voting in favor.  Speaker of the House John Boehner has called the law “harmful.”  At that time, some health insurance professionals stated that elements of the law were already “hurting our fragile economy and costing jobs.”  A Senate vote came very close in favor of repealing at 47-51.

A writer at The Washington Post stated that the House is debating repeal again to create “uncertainty” before the 2012 presidential and congressional elections.  “Psychologists have found that people tend to react to new restrictions on their liberties in two ways. They can resist the law and fight back with everything they have. Or, they can rationalize it and think up ways that it isn’t actually so bad.  The key variable, in determining whether people will resist or rationalize, turns out to be uncertainty,” wrote Sarah Cliff.

The House proposal to repeal the PPACA is here and is referred to as the “Repeal of Obamacare Act.”  It states that the PPACA will reduce Medicare funds by about $500B and increase taxes by $800B over the next decade to pay for itself (page 2).  It claims that the bill “expands government control over health care” and increases costs (page 5).

A simple majority in the Senate could pass a repeal measure through the reconciliation process.  One columnist has called repeal “impossible.”  Another prediction is that a full repeal is unlikely until early next year after the elections.

4 Responses to "U.S. House to Vote on Repeal of Obamacare This Week"

  1. Sidesaddle   Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    What Nancy Pelosi didn’t want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, “pass it and then read it!!.” Here it is!

    ______________________________

    Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number
    THE CARE BILL HB 3200
    JUDGE DAVID KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL. Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX – highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200Please read this…….. especially the reference to pages 58 & 59

    JUDGE KITHIL wrote:

    ** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S.residents, even if they are here illegally.

    ** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

    ** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government)for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations(such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -ACORN).

    ** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

    ** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

    ** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.

    ** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

    ** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an”end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)

    ** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:

    “Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.”

    — Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas

    SOURCE: http://www.restore-government-accountability.com/obama-care.html

    Also, Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.

    Oh, you weren’t aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren’t alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren’t aware of it either.

    You can check this out for yourself at:
    http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home

  2. gigclick   Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Man,I hope they don,t break into a sweat with all those suits on, I wish my dad was a senator or congressman, all my 7 brothers and sistors could go to college free on taxpayer’s money and wouldn’t have to pay!

  3. A pen   Monday, July 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Psychologists obviously can’t tell the difference between a jail and despotic government operating outside the intent of the founding.

  4. meyerlm   Monday, July 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    AAHHH, HHAAA!! “SMOKE, MIRRORS ‘N POLI-TIX!!” 535 “TRAITOR People’s Representatives???”, ALL in a ROW, kind’a reminds me of a “SHOOTING GALLERY!”

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