— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) November 15, 2013
Just this morning Obama announced his illegal “fix” to Obamacare. Now he’s threatening to veto the House’s legal fix to Obamacare? This is crazed.
The Hill reports:
The White House issued a formal veto threat Thursday night of a bill offered by House Republicans that would allow insurance companies to continue offering health plans that existed before the beginning of the new year.
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), is coming up for a vote on Friday.In a statement from the Office of Management and Budget, the administration argues the law is intended to “sabotage” ObamaCare.
“[The bill] rolls back the progress made by allowing insurers to continue to sell new plans that deploy practices such as not offering coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, charging women more than men, and continuing yearly caps on the amount of care that enrollees receive,” the statement said.
Millions of Americans have received cancellation notices from insurance companies saying that their current plan will no longer be available under ObamaCare. Originally, the law did not permit grandfathering of plans that had been purchased or substantially altered since the health bill was passed three years ago. Some insurance companies also opted to stop offering plans that did not satisfy the minimum coverage requirements mandated for new enrollees under the Affordable Care Act.
There has been a debate among conservatives about whether the Republican fix would do more harm than good.
I’ve listened to both sides of the argument and remained conflicted until now. Let’s face it – after the last five years or so, the idea of Republicans outmaneuvering Democrats in Washington seemed like a stretch. But by gosh, it looks like their bet that Obama would veto the bill and he and Dems would take all the political damage may have won the day. Millions of Americans are still ObamaCare’s big losers – but so are Barack Obama and his Democrat clown posse in Congress.
And keep in mind…Obama made explicit what his totally bogus, illegal “fix” was all about at his presser when he said, “the Affordable Care Act is not going to be the reason why insurers have to cancel your plans.” He’s trying to shift the blame from ObamaCare onto the insurance companies for the canceled plans. But no one is buying it. NO ONE. Everyone understands that it’s nearly impossible to restore all the canceled policies in the amount of time they have to do it.
The media are not giving him a free pass on this one. Obama’s BS is no longer flying.
Congress needs to focus on REPEAL and replace. It’s time to unveil the health care plan they have waiting in the wings: The American Health Care Reform Act.
John Hayward, Conversation: Obama threatens to veto the measure he just called for
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!