The economy still needs work, and unemployment rates are still too high, but the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives prefer to dig up their tired desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for the 37th time. Their effort to repeal has little chance of being acted upon by the Senate, but facts and futility rarely get in the way of their efforts to overturn the landmark health care reform legislation passed in 2009.
The Supreme Court ruled that the bulk of the legislation is constitutional in June 2012, less than a year ago. Since taking control of the House in 2011, they voted 36 times to repeal Obamacare before the 2012 Presidential election. Their action on Thursday make it 37 times. The vote was 229-195 mostly on party lines, with two Democrats joining the House Republicans.
There is so much to be done for our country for this partisan effort to be their focus.
We’ve left the patients in control of the asylum and this is what we get.