This morning the House Budget Committee is pushing forward a measure that would repeal major parts of Obamacare. President Obama is certain to veto the measure.
House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price said the goal is to “save the country from this disastrous law.”
The measure would repeal the parts of Obamacare that force individuals to buy health insurance and force larger employers to provide it. It would also repeal the 40% tax on “Cadillac” insurance plans, those high cost plans generally designed for more well-to-do patients.
The measure would also cut $390 million in Planned Parenthood funds over the next year.
In the meantime, according to USA Today,President Obama just signed a bill to prevent an increase in insurance premiums for 3 million people. This would be the 14th modification to the Affordable Care Act since its inception.
Author’s note: Although the effort to repeal parts of Obamacare really doesn’t have a chance, it at least shows the issue is not forgotten. If the next elected President is Republican then Obamacare will surely fall.
I am not surprised at the number of changes that have had to be made. The Obama administration will continue to tweak it to attempt to counteract the unintended consequences and with the hopes to produce the results they originally anticipated. The only problem is socialist systems are inherently faulty. I predict (should Obamacare stay in effect) they will never get the results they have promised, they will, in fact, get the opposite.