Seems all sides are nervous about Obamacare.
Republicans in the House of Representatives voted Friday for the 40th time to repeal parts or all of the health care “reform” law, this time saying the scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service can’t do anything when it comes to the act.
In Milwaukee, Democratic governors admit they are nervous about getting the new law implemented in their states while Republican governors around the country openly do anything they can to resist it.
“There’s some angst, and you can see that from the decision the administration made a couple of week ago,” Delaware Gov. Mack Markell admitted to the Associated Press. “There’s a lot of work to do.”
But while Democrats say there is a lot of work to do to be ready for January 1, when most people in this nation are required, by law, to have health insurance, Republicans say there is a lot of work to do to stop Obamacare outright and most have targeted the October 1 deadline for states to have exchanges in place for uninsured individuals to start buying subsidized coverage.
Under the law, any business with more than 50 employees would be required offer “affordable” health care to workers or face escalating and crippling penalties from the IRS. That’s what Republicans, and some Democrats, in the House spotlighted in the Friday action to prohibit the IRS from taking any action in such cases.
However, like nearly all of the anti-Obamacare actions taken by the GOP-controlled House, the legislation stands no chance of passage in the Senate.
Businesses claim they need more time and the Obama White House gave in and extended the deadline another year to Jan. 1, 2015.
That prompted some Congressional Democrats to worry the program might not be ready on time and could end up getting scrapped completely — an outcome that plays well with Republicans.
Obama, trying to soothe nervous Democrats, tried to assure them this week by saying they would be “on the right side of history” if they stayed with him on the health care “reform.”
But as Congress heads home for the month-long August recess, many members of the House and Senate worry more about being on the right side of voters.
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