Breaking: House to Reveal Bill to Delay Obamacare for One Year, Pay Military in Case of Shutdown

IRRECONCILABLE?

by Sharon Rondeau

CBS reporter Mark Knoller is reporting that as of Saturday afternoon, the House and Senate appropriations bills are “irreconcilable”

(Sep. 28, 2013) — Mark Knoller of CBS News is reporting on Twitter that the House and Senate appropriations bills are “irreconcilable,” which will cause a government “shutdown” to commence at midnight on Monday.

The fiscal year ends on September 30, and appropriations to continue to fund government departments are constitutionally necessary.

In fiscal year 1996, there were two government shutdowns during which toxic waste cleanup and passport applications were halted.

Many services in Washington, DC, which requires federal appropriations because of its status to operate, would reportedly cease if a spending bill is not agreed to by both chambers of Congress by Monday night.

On September 20, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill, called a Continuing Resolution, which would keep all government departments open but removed funding for Obamacare, the health care law which passed in March 2010 and is expected to be partially rolled-out on October 1.  The regime has announced delays in the employer mandate, online registration for small businesses, and a Spanish translation of online instructions.

On Friday, the Senate voted to remove the provision defunding the health care bill and sent its version back to the House for a vote.  Senate Democrats and Obama have said that they will not approve anything that defunds Obamacare.

Many employers have chosen not to participate in the state insurance exchanges which the law has set up, along with many state governments, which have chosen to leave the implementation of the exchanges, or marketplaces, to the federal government.

At 1:28 p.m. EDT, Rep. Steve Stockman tweeted that the House was to vote on an appropriations bill which would “Keep Government Open, Stop Obamacare.”

 Rep. Louis Gohmert tweeted at 1:30 that the House will be voting on a measure to pay military members in the event of a partial shutdown and to delay Obamacare for one year with a link to an AP story.

A press release from Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office states, in part:

The American people don’t want a government shut down [sic] and they don’t want Obamacare.  That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.

In the press release, the House places the onus of a government shutdown on the Senate if they should fail to approve the House measure by Monday night.

Numerous stories from citizens state that premiums, deductibles, and costs of medicines and treatments for special needs children have skyrocketed in costs.  “Obamacare is a tax on the sick,” Patty Curran says in a YouTube video for “a lifesaving medication” for her son, who has a kidney problem.

The new House proposal includes canceling a tax on medical devices included in Obamacare.

Mrs. Curran stated that “decreases in quality of care” are blatant since the passage of Obamacare and that her family has spent nearly $20,000 this year in out-of-pocket medical expenses.  “Everything is collapsing,” Curran said.

Some have speculated that the Obama regime wishes to reduce the population of sick and elderly Americans.  In recent public appearances, Obama has insisted that his program will help the previously uninsured and will bring costs down despite evidence to the contrary. Some hospitals have begun laying off workers because of Obamacare.

On Friday, he complained that Republicans are trying to “blackmail” him over the Continuing Resolution and looming government shutdown.

“The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.

“The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.

“Both of these amendments will change the date of the Senate CR to December 15th. We will also vote on a measure that ensures our troops get paid, no matter what.

“We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.”

– See more at: http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/house-will-vote-plan-keep-government-open-stop-obamacare#sthash.AVuVj1x8.dpuf

“The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.

“The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.

“Both of these amendments will change the date of the Senate CR to December 15th. We will also vote on a measure that ensures our troops get paid, no matter what.

“We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.”

– See more at: http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/house-will-vote-plan-keep-government-open-stop-obamacare#sthash.AVuVj1x8.dpuf

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