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...... The House passed the bill, 261 to 157, despite a veto threat from Mr. Obama and objections from Democrats who said the legislation was an insidious attempt to rot the Affordable Care Act from the inside out.
Four Republicans voted against the bill, perhaps because it could be viewed as an attempt to smooth over Mr. Obama’s controversial reforms.
Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, offered the bill at the height of furor over Mr. Obama’s oft-repeated promise that people who liked their health plans could keep them. Millions of Americans received cancellation notices because their plans did not meet the health care law’s coverage requirements, forcing the president to apologize as vulnerable Democrats scrambled to find a legislative solution.
reply to post by xuenchen
So the president is going to veto a law that allows people to keep things that they want.
Because apparently, government knows better.
Obama is apparently saying he will veto anything because it ultimately undermines the spirit of the law.
Obama has also implemented his own version to let people keep old plans as long as those plans are still available for one year. He is using Executive Privilege called ‘prosecutorial discretion’ or ‘executive discretion’ which basically allows him to direct authorities to selectively ignore unlawful acts. That authority is debatable and could be unconstitutional.
Senate Democrats do not expect to vote on the ObamaCare fix the House approved on Friday with 39 Democratic votes, according to a senior Democratic aide.
The aide said there is not any pressure on the Senate Democratic leadership to bring the legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to the floor.
“There is a difference between constructive fixes designed to improve the law and bills that would gut it,” said the senior Democratic aide. “The Upton bill is the latter.”
Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
This is only going to create more confusion, and chaos.