Earlier this year, congressional Republicans attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" for the 40th time. Wasting time and taxpayer money, when the dust cleared nothing had changed and Presdient Obama's landmark health care reform was still standing. Republicans will attempt to repeal the law again in the future, but the results are more than likely to remain the same. Though Republicans have attacked the new health care reform every chance they get, it seems that their tired rhetoric is not sticking.
According to a new poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, 57 percent of the American people oppose the Republican plan to defund the Affordable Care Act. The results are clearly partisan, as 60 percent of Republicans back the party's plan to defund "Obamacare," but only 15 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of independent voters lend their support. The bill to defund "Obamacare" was brought to the table by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and as CBS News points out, it would block all federal funding for the implementation of "Obamacare."
"The initiative, led by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, would block any government funding bill that includes funds for the implementation of Obamacare. The idea would presumably give conservatives leverage on the matter, since Congress needs to pass a government funding bill by Sept. 30 or risk letting parts of the government shut down. High-profile conservatives like Lee and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have kept up the campaign's momentum and plan to participate in a tea party "Exempt America from Obamacare" rally in Washington next month."
While some die hard Obama-haters support the bill, not all Republicans are on board and it doesn't have enough support to make much noise in congress. If Republicans are serious about fixing the health care system in the United States they should come up with a reasonable alternative or provide alternative options that can work within the new system. The Supreme Court and the American people have both spoken and it doesn't sound in tune with what the Republican party is preaching. At the end of the day, Republicans should focus more on what's best for the country and not what's best for politics.