Skip to comments.After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz’s Obamacare plan
Posted on 11/08/2014 2:39:29 PM PST by SoConPubbie
After sweeping the electoral map on Tuesday, the Republican Party has a clear, historically powerful mandate from the American people: stop Obama and his healthcare takeover.
And there’s a clear plan to do just that.
In an election night interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz outlined exactly how a Republican majority can begin to deconstruct Obamacare to help those hurt worst by the law.
First, use reconciliation to repeal the bill. When Obama vetoes that, then proceed to remove the most onerous portions of Obamacare.
For example, codify an add-on to the law stating that people can’t lose their insurance or access to their doctors because of Obamacare regulations every plan that Americans purchased and enjoy will not be threatened by Obamacare.
Pass legislation saying you can’t be forced into a part-time job due to Obamacare limits on employee coverage.
Prohibit bailouts to insurance companies under Obamacare forcing a marketplace driven by sound business decisions, rather than unsustainable, taxpayer-funded rules and regulations.
End Obamacare’s ridiculous medical devices tax.
Cruz finished off, saying, force the President to face those single, rifle-shot repeals and decide whether he’s going to listen to the American people or just remain an absolute partisan. And, you know, if he vetoes those bills, I think there’s a real chance we might be able to get the votes to override those vetoes.
These are only a few of the common sense actions that the American people should expect a Republican majority to pass, along with the help of politically vulnerable Democrats, to force the choice on Barack Obama between the well-being of American families and the viability of his damaging namesake law. He may find that these common sense, piecemeal changes have veto-proof support.
It should be noted that one year ago, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were being preemptively blamed for possibly costing the GOP a majority in the Senate and more seats in the House due to their efforts to use Congressional power of the purse to defund Obamacare. Of course, what happened was quite the opposite.
Given how many Republican candidates across the nation ran on an anti-Obamacare platform to a historic landslide victory, Lee and Cruz should have the respect of every conservative for laying the political groundwork for 2014’s landslide.
If Republicans are intent on stopping Obamacare and future efforts toward socialized medicine, now is the time to capitalize on Obama’s folly, pick the law apart piece-by-piece, and dare anyone running for public office in 2016 to support the law or oppose its changes.
Tom Toth is the digital content director and a contributing editor for Americans for Limited Government.
By quite a few nervous Nellies here on FR, too.
I’d also take this opportunity to point out that Roberts stood with Cruz and Lee at that time (for whatever reasons he may have had).
“... Pass legislation saying you cant be forced into a part-time job due to Obamacare limits on employee coverage ...”
That would seem to strengthen the law rather than weaken it.
>>> Pass legislation saying you cant be forced into a part-time job due to Obamacare limits on employee coverage. <<<
Is that enforceable? An employer could just cut hours and say it was a cost saving move or the full hours weren’t warranted.
If an employee challenged it could be messy and eventually they would lose their job one way or another.
How about letting insurance companies compete for buyers across state lines? Rather than having one or two choices, have 50. Then watch the rates fall..
The American people gave this Obama creep and his stupid socialist party the democrat a whipping of historical proportions , so encompassing was the Republican victory that Republicans now control 69 out 99 state legislatures. this was a rejection of obama, his marxist policies and a rejection of the democrat party . And middle America did this not the drug addicts and rabid liberals , union thugs, communists,illegals, criminals, and immigrants who are the democrats’ coalition.. middle America chose the Republican party
but the dictator Obama ignores the American people's mandate and instead says “ill do what i want and grant amnesty to illegals “. and it does this when there are no jobs in the over regulated obama economy. this monster has to be stopped
I hope Ted Cruz can stop him in time
Ted Cruz for President in 2016
I was glad to hear McConnell specifically mention the individual mandate as one of those onerous provisions, in his post-election comments.
Not good enough — the individual mandate has to go. It is unacceptable for the government to force individuals to buy a high-priced, crappy product (deductibles are so high as to make the insurance useless).
The 45th President of the United States ... Ted Cruz .... “Let it be written, Let it be Done ....”
This DOJ pick is the last thing Obama will get for the next two years. And her only job is to issue pardons.
Hopefully they’ll need ‘em!
Wow. I sure hope the GOP leadership is able to do this — repeal this idiotic policy completely.
Then force the Dweeb in Chief to defy the American people.
Ok Repubs.... LET’S DO IT!!! Talk is cheap, the Repubs (especially the conservative ones) need to force these bills through the rest of the GOP’ers and get their own caucus to get a pair of balls and support these bills as proposed by Ted Cruz!
people cant lose their insurance or access to their doctors because of ObamaCare.............
Pass legislation saying you cant be forced into a part-time job...............
Prohibit bailouts to insurance companies............
End Obamacares ridiculous medical devices tax.............
The single biggest obstacle to getting this done is not Obama, it's Mitch McConnell, and maybe even John Boehnor.
Borrowing for our FReepathon thread!
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