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About this healthcare bill...

Even if it passes the senate, its going to take a few years to even start, I heard 2014. Can the President, House and Senate after Obama get rid of it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on Nov. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Only if they can find it unconstitutional. Plus, I think the only way they can undo anything is to make sure funding isn't available for it, but I believe there is enough legal speak in the bill to confuse anyone for years to come.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • As I understand it, WHEN Republicans take over the majority of the House and Senate, while Obama is in office, Obama can continue to veto whatever the Republicans put forth. HOWEVER, I believe after Obama is gone, Republicans (who will likely stay in control of the majority), can "pick apart" parts of the bill to where it doesn't impact as many people as it currently stands to affect.

    We can only hope that when seniors start feeling the wrath of Medicare cuts next year, they'll start screaming--since we know they NEVER miss the opportunity to vote! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:44 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Yes, you can get rid of anything except the constitution.
    Once upon a time there was the Brady Bill preventing people from having assault rifles,
    now Gone!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Yes. If it ever becomes law, there can be a motion to repeal the law. It happens all the time. It isn't an amendment. It takes an enormous effort to repeal an amendment to the Constitution. This piece of crap passing the house isn't a law yet. It has to go to the Senate and pass all the committees and debates there and then it has to be signed by the president. This is just one of many steps. We aren't bound to it yet. They made it sound like it had become law. It just got out of the House to be sent to the Senate. Keep up the pressure and insist the bill be killed.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:47 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • We can only hope that when seniors start feeling the wrath of Medicare cuts next year, they'll start screaming--since we know they NEVER miss the opportunity to vote! :o)


    Really that's why AARP the largest advocate for seniors SUPPORT THIS BILL!
    They want to punish the people they represent! You Must be kidding!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • You republicans are losing your base!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Really that's why AARP the largest advocate for seniors SUPPORT THIS BILL!
    They want to punish the people they represent! You Must be kidding!



    I don't understand your comment. Why Must I be kidding?
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:53 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • And you people who make this about party lines need to crawl back under your rocks!

    So the bll doesn't take effect til 2014, two years after a new president comes in. Don't we start paying for it next year?
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:54 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • **bill sorry
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:55 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Why would they want to get rid of it? 61% of the American people want a public option for health care. I personally think they should have made the insurance companies not for profits which would have gotten the same results and no public money would have been spent. The big difference? Some CEO wouldn't be paid millions to deny your claim.
    QuillingDiva

    Answer by QuillingDiva at 9:58 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

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