GOP in No Rush to Legislate Replacement for Obamacare

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 10:48 AM

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As they await the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday on the 2010 healthcare law, House Republicans are in no rush to create a replacement for it, regardless of how the court rules.

The focus is still entirely on total repeal, Politico reports. Many experts anticipate the nine justices will strike down part of the law.

Just a few weeks ago, Republican officials were discussing what kind of bill they could offer to reform healthcare if Obamacare is completely overturned.

Some of the healthcare law’s provisions are popular, such as ones that allow adults under 26 to maintain insurance coverage on their parents’ plans, that require insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions, and that cease requiring senior citizens to pay more for their coverage.

But trying to reinstall those reforms and add others would be very difficult, Republican leaders have determined, especially in an election year.

They prefer a go-slow approach, where any bills will progress methodically through committees. After all, one of Republicans’ major beefs with Obamacare was that Democrats rushed an ad hoc 2,000-page bill through Congress.

“We certainly aren’t going to repeat Washington Democrats’ mistake by passing a massive bill no one has read,” Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, told Politico. “Beyond that, we will have to see what the Supreme Court decides. Our priority will be repealing the president’s health care law, which is making it harder for business, especially small businesses, to grow and create jobs.”


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