Beer Bryant Alabama Fan In a Hidden Bunker Member since Jan 2012 8792 posts
House to vote on Obamacare mandates next week
(Posted on 7/11/13 at 11:55 am)
House Speaker John Boehner said his chamber will hold back-to-back votes next week to delay two key pieces of Obamacare — the individual and employer mandates.
“The president delayed Obamacare’s employer mandate, but he hasn’t delayed the mandate on individuals and families,” Boehner said Thursday. “This is unfair, and it is indefensible.”
The individual mandate requires most people to get health coverage. The employer one — delayed by the White House until 2015 — requires businesses with more than 50 workers to cover them.
Republicans hope to put Democrats in a tough spot by forcing them to vote on delaying the employer mandate — and then making them vote on delaying the individual mandate, too, something Democrats are sure to oppose.
GumboPot LSU Fan Saints Fan Member since Mar 2009 26144 posts
re: House to vote on Obamacare mandates next week (Posted on 7/11/13 at 12:05 pm to Beer Bryant)
quote: House to vote on Obamacare mandates next week
Good. I think they need to fight about it a little longer than a week. We need other activity on the house floor to keep that piece of shite senate immigration bill from getting any attention. That piece of shite needs to die on the vine.
re: House to vote on Obamacare mandates next week (Posted on 7/13/13 at 9:43 pm to Beer Bryant)
About time Boehnhead wises up. The Pubs have been repealing Ogumpcare in its entirety for three years. Makes them look kind of dumb since they know it can't go anywhere.
I wrote to Palazzo in 2011 and 2012 suggesting that they vote to repeal only the worst provisions. The idea is the D's will still block the effort, but they'll be forced to support the individual mandate as a stand-alone provision.
This is even better. The Pubs are just saying that if you don't enforce the law on some people, you can't enforce it on anyone. It's only a one year delay, and it's not something that will cause the entire Ogumpcare system to implode. It's simply a matter of fundamental fairness.
Even Boehnhead can't lose the narrative on that...well, maybe he can find a way.