posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 11:18 AM
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
Because it isn't worthy of a vote, it is pure party politics. This is all the Republican controlled house has down...pass partisan bills that
aren't allowed through committee or allowed to have amendments submitted to them by anyone (so democrats have zero say) and then pass the bill on
pure party lines (not a single democrat voted for this in the house).
Also, to defund the ACA at this point without having something to replace it is a horrible idea. Defunding doesn't remove the laws or regulations,
all it does is remove the assistance given to low income people to help them purchase the mandated insurance. Without the assistance, they will all
still be fined because the law is still law. Also, it would hurt hospitals because they wouldn't be getting assistance either.
If they think the goal is to make the law unenforceable, then what they will be doing is putting a lot of people with pre-existing conditions in a
horrible situation as they will all be dropped immediately from their policies and then never be able to get new policies. Kids who are currently
benefiting from the ACA and getting desperately needed treatment will be turned away and left to die because insurance companies are no longer forced
to cover them.
The bottom line is that Republicans trying to defund the ACA is an immature and cowardly act. If they are actually serious about a solution, don't
vote to repeal it or defund it...they should come up with their own replacement plan and vote to pass that.
Since they aren't putting forth a replacement bill, and only voting over and over on repealing and defunding, you can tell they aren't serious and
just playing partisan/election politics.
But you guys go ahead and continue to cheer them on.