Only the mandatory part of Ocare escapes the lack of a passed and signed CR.
But Eric Erickson of RedState claims the mandatory part of ObamaCare's budget has mostly been spent already:
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the IRS, will incur substantial administrative costs to implement the laws private insurance reforms and its changes to the federal health care programs. And while Obamacare provided $1 billion in mandatory implementation funding when it was enacted, HHS projects that this is largely spent. According to CRS, Obamacare administrative costs will have to be funded through the annual discretionary appropriations. Furthermore, annual appropriations bills routinely carry funding limitations to block all sorts of activities (for example, the Hyde Amendment), as well make changes to mandatory spending. These latter provisions are called changes in mandatory program spending (CHIMPS). Even if these riders were not so common-place, the stakes of so many provisions of Obamacare scheduled to take effect would present grounds for an exception.
Obama vetoing (or Dingy Harry blocking) a CR that defunded both mandatory and discretionary spending on ObamaCare would have the effect of stopping discretionary spending on the program while leaving in place the (mostly non-existent, if RedState is correct) mandatory spending.
What's not to like?
Let Zero's legacy twist in the wind until early 2017. Then kill it!
The House now passed a CR wo funding Obama-care now its time for Cruz, Lee, Rubio, Paul,...~ 16 of them to pick up the ball and not allow a CR funding Obama-care to get passed out of the Senate.
They been lecturing the House GOP endlessly but now its time for them to say in actions ‘do as I do’ not just ‘Do as I say’.
They need to Shutdown Reid's Senate until Reid passes the House Defund bill to go to Obama, and don't pass a Senate Ocare funded CR bill back to House then continue lecturing them, because such a surrender in Senate will result in Obama-care funded. STOP IT IN SENATE NOW!