Boehner seeks to force Senate to vote on Obamacare

  • Article by: Roxana Tiron and Kathleen Hunter , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: September 10, 2013 - 7:34 PM

House GOP said it will tie vote on budget to Senate action on law.

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actualreaderSep. 10, 13 8:27 PM

I can certainly see why Boehner and his cohorts want to block Obamacare -- after all, it ensures people like me can't be denied health insurance coverage due to "pre-existing conditions." Sadly, I couldn't "be responsible for my own health" when my chromosomes were lining up. I was destined to have my kidneys fail in my 40s, whether I held a full-time job (I do) was married (I am) owned a home (I do) or met any of the other criteria conservatives hold up to consider someone's life worth saving. Thanks to "socialist" Medicare temporarily backing up my health insurance, I've had a transplant and am thriving. But if my husband lost his job we'd lose our insurance and I'd be paying my entire take-home for maintenance meds. What then? Quietly lose my transplant, lose my health, lose my job, lose the house and declare bankruptcy? Yeah, I can sure see the sense in that.

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lordhawhaw1Sep. 10, 13 8:49 PM

Please don't try and defund Obamacare. Liberals need to suffer the consequences for their policies and their votes. Yes, we will all suffer along with them but a child who burns his hand on the stove will think twice before doing the same thing again. We hope.

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getcrazySep. 10, 13 9:30 PM

Why doesn't Boehner force the Senate to vote on taking funding for medical insurance and the golden parachute retirement fund for the house and senate? The rest of us are supposed to pay for our own to give businesses a break? Why not a break for the hard working middle class/poor taxpayers that are taking cuts and paying higher taxes? Right? Shouldn't they too help America?

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wallyworldmnSep. 11, 13 1:13 AM

The folks on the right would sooner take down the country than to do anything that compromises their political patrons. If they can't have their way, no one gets to be happy. You would think that the republicans were in the majority... Welcome back to grade school behavior.

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tituspulloSep. 11, 13 1:39 AM

lordhawhaw1Sep. 10, 13 8:49 PM Please don't try and defund Obamacare. Liberals need to suffer the consequences for their policies and their votes. Yes, we will all suffer along with them but a child who burns his hand on the stove will think twice before doing the same thing again. We hope._________And what are you going to do when it's a success? If this was a bad law, the repubs would just let it ride and let the Dems take the fall. They're terrified that it's going to work...and when it does. It's another nail in the coffin for a formerly great party.

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crystalbaySep. 11, 13 2:00 AM

More stalling, obstructing, and wasted space taken up by ideologues? I've come to expect nothing less from these paid protesters. ACA is the law of the land and they just can't handle it. Imagine their chagrin when this law works and gains inevitable popularity. If they're so sure it's a disaster, why not just stand back and let it fail? Why the frantic, desperate zeal to destroy it if it's so unworkable, GOP??? We all know: they're terrified that it WILL work!

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mvidmarSep. 11, 13 4:42 AM

Obamacare was jammed down our throats and is now being jammed into the healthcare system. It is a logistical and costly nightmare. Unfortunately, seniors and businesses (employees) are taking a brunt of the unpleasant changes. "Actualreader" nobody has issues with people getting healthcare they need. It's the uncontrolled giveaways to the unmotivated and the tremendous costs this will burden the country and our kids.

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fwallenSep. 11, 13 5:30 AM

Ignorant people,try to read the Obama-Care bill. It's a cobbled together mess. The good parts are negated by other parts and by the reality tht there are zero real reform measures that will stand up. Il never forget Nancy Pelosi's comment. "We have to pass it to understand it". Temper your enthusiasm for the good parts until you read it and understand that it is not sustainable without major changes.

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owatonnabillSep. 11, 13 6:25 AM

This is good move politically both for Boehner (who is up for re-election and must consequently look tough as nails to his more conservative constituents) and for the Republican Party as a whole, as if carried out would force Senators to go on the public record just where they are with Obamacare. But good politically doesn't necessarily translate into good for America. Obamacare as a whole is bad law. But there are legitimate avenues to take legislatively to deal with that. Playing games with funding just isn't one of those avenues. America deserves better than this constant, wearisome, endless playing of political games.

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lakeelmo99Sep. 11, 13 7:02 AM

We're the only "civilized" nation in the world to funnel health care through employers. Companies love this because individual health insurance is unaffordable keeping people towing the company line. I'm predicting the Affordable Care Act will spur entrepreneurialism in our country again of course once the Republicans and their corporate sponsors get out of the way.

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