Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Healthcare Law
President Barack Obama vetoed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, saying to do so “would reverse the significant progress we made in improving healthcare in America.”
Republican lawmakers disagreed and argued that the law, widely referred to as Obamacare, has proven to be the “Unaffordable Care Act”.
The repeal bill was written under special rules protecting it from Democratic filibuster, which allowed the measure to make it past the Senate.
However, Republican and Democrats alike, fully expected the bill to vetoed.
In his veto message to Congress, Obama said the Affordable Care Act includes fairer rules and stronger consumer protections “that have made health care coverage more affordable, more attainable and more patient-centered.”
Republicans,however, claim this as a victory. They cite that they have met two goals by passing a repeal bill and keeping a promise to voters in an election year.
The bill, if passed, would have change some other health law’s key pillars and cut roughly $450 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Report via CBN News
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