Republicans Seek Alternative Health Insurance Reform

Congress seeks to repeal ObamaCare Health insurance reform

Congressional republicans would repeal ObamaCare and replace it with an alternative health care reform, the Mohave Valley Daily News reported today. Republicans in the U.S. House, who are working on their own health insurance reform, voted 239-186 to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. President Barack Obama has said he will veto any legislation that repeals health insurance reform.

“The Republican-controlled House has voted along party lines to repeal the health care law that stands as President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, and not for the first time,” the Daily News reported.

Republicans in Congress will propose their own health insurance reform that they proposed will replace ObamaCare. Republicans have stated they will have an alternative to the Affordable Care Act that they’ve repeatedly voted to repeal.

“House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton declined to discuss details, but said his proposal will give Republicans a proposal that they can stand behind. The Michigan Republican said [they], Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, will unveil their proposal Thursday,” the Daily News reported on the Republican health insurance reform alternative.

The proposed repeal of the health insurance law passed in the House by a 239 to 186 vote, now goes to the Senate, which has a Republican majority as a result of the 2014 elections. No Democrats voted for the repeal, while three Republicans, Robert Dold of Illinois, John Katko of New York, and Bruce Poliquin of Maine, voted against repealing Obama’s signature health insurance reform.

“Despite an explicit veto threat from President Obama, Republicans said the vote on Tuesday was necessary to give new House members a chance to take a stand on the health law, which most Republicans had campaigned against. Freshman Republicans like Representatives Jody Hice of Georgia and Mia Love of Utah were among the most outspoken critics of the law on Tuesday,” the New York Times reported yesterday.

A coming ruling from the Supreme Court on health insurance subsidies under ObamaCare may also effectively dismantle the health insurance reform known as ObamaCare, the Inquisitr reported last week.

“It is perceived by many that the Supreme Court ruling, coming soon, on King v. Burwell could cripple ObamaCare, the Washington Postreports today. The Supreme Court could strike down health care subsidies enjoyed by millions under the Affordable Care Act,” the Inquisitr reported on the Supreme Court taking on the issue of health insurance subsidies under ObamaCare.

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