There is that old saying "3 times a charm" that we all like to use when we fail at something. However, for Republicans, it is more like 41 times a charm. This week, it has been announced that the house will try another vote against Obamacare; making it the 41st vote (source: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/12/here-we-go-again-for-41st-time-gop-votes-... OR http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/19/white-house-threatens-to-veto...). Although many people, including myself, do not support Obamacare, nor do we like a lot of government-run programs in general, I hold the position that we should not do anything at all.
1. Do NOTHING
If you do not think something will work, or even that it is bad, let it pass and fail. That has to be one of the best ways of utterly destroying a concept or ideology; let it play itself out (or in this case, "kill" itself). If you believe Obamacare is a mistake, then MAKE that mistake anyway. We are taught from an early age to "not be afraid of making mistakes" because it is best to be able to "learn from them." However, if you don't make the mistake early and have the ability to learn from it and recover from it, it is still likely to happen later on when you are more vulnerable and less likely to recover from it. Let us "make the mistake" now, when we are still 'fairly' strong, and then "learn from it" by never making it (accepting its root ideologies) again.
2. Why stop it? What percentage of the country supports it?
From what I see, many people just might be afraid of Obamacare "working," or just not being the total disaster that they perceive it to be, so they instead want to destroy it. Based on what I have read on it (the Affordable Care Act's actual pages), it is very messy and disorganized, as well as difficult to understand (many lawyers/attorneys had a hard time reading it). I DO NOT believe that it is going to work, and based on its premise of "free healthcare," almost know, with certainty, that it is not going to work (at least not in the way it is made out to be vs. how it was designed). Here is a recent article from Forbes that discusses some negatives of Obamacare (http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2013/08/27/its-fact-not-ane...); citing the fact that "71% of small businesses say the health care law makes it harder to grow" (survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce). What can you take from that one statistic? You can realize that the country is not in full blown support for this bill. More polls show either a consistent split (50/50) of support in the country, or a slide towards disapproval (http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/18/324603/us-poll-survey-obamacare/).
On the other hand, you can disagree with the ideology or viewpoint behind something; however, that does NOT necessarily mean that it can't work. So far, many of the critical arguments of Obamacare are based on "speculation" or "baseless predictions." "It is going to destroy our country." "It is going to bring down the entire system" (something I hope for). These are all talking points that no one can successfully back up if asked. You can "theorize" about what "might" happen based on the cost structure of the bill/system; however, that does not prove that the bill is an utter failure.
[Conclusion]: The "independent" position.
As I always like to make, here is the INDEPENDENT position. Instead of trying to defund, repeal, and utterly destroy Obamacare, we should allow it to destroy itself. Does that mean it will destroy itself? No. It does mean, however, that if it is bad, it will be destroyed; either due to crashing the system, or by us revolting (us M'uricans are not going to let something to destroy our country), and that if it "works" or if the benefits outweigh the negatives, that it will stay and our country will have improved just a bit. Worried about paying for it? Why? We have the Federal Reserve Bank printing money out of thin air. We will find a way to pay for it. Our debt has been theorized to be over 70 trillion anyway by two economists (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ee8_1375219664). Also, if you truly believe something to be a mistake, make it anyway, learn from it, recover from it, and NEVER make it again. That is the ONLY way to ensure that we can recover from it and avoid making it later during a more pivotal/dire point in our economic history.
Don't believe that it would show up again if we defund or repeal it now? On the contrary, a socialized medicine program was proposed by the Clinton administration in the 90's, failed, and then resurfaced with enough support by Democrats to PUSH it through; passing the bill "so we can find out what is in it" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-05TLiiLU). It is inevitable that this type of legislation will be tried until passed, so we need to do it now before it is too late!
"You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
-Rev. William J. H. Boetcker (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5666929)