Skip to comments.Judge Napolitano: House didn't repeal ObamaCare, it endorsed it
Posted on 05/11/2017 7:49:06 AM PDT by JesusIsLord
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed and reinforced the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. This was done notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Donald Trump and the House Republican leadership, who want us to believe that this bill, if it becomes law, will effectively repeal and replace ObamaCare.
ObamaCare is a stool with four problematic legs. The constitutional leg is the premise that the federal government has the lawful power to regulate the delivery of health care. The legal leg is the premise that the federal government is obliged to provide health insurance to everyone in America. The economic leg commands that everyone in the U.S. purchase and maintain health insurance. And the Orwellian leg says that every physician in the U.S. shall retain all patient records digitally and that federal bureaucrats shall have access to all those records. None of that is changed in the House-passed bill.
The professions -- medicine, law, architecture, engineering, university teaching, for example -- though one pays for them, had never been considered to be commercial in the sense that they could be federally regulable, until ObamaCare came along. None of this is changed in the House-passed bill.
Under ObamaCare, the federal government took over the regulation of health care from the states with a one-size-fits-all metric administered by faceless bureaucrats. None of this is changed in the House-passed bill.
ObamaCare also established the duty of the federal government to provide health insurance for every American. No law before ObamaCare ever attempted that ambitious unconstitutional improbability. The individual mandate in ObamaCare requires that every person in America have health insurance. None of this is changed in the House-passed bill.
What kind of a repeal is this?
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Considering the political makeup of our current Congress and federal courts, is further change or repeal even possible?
Hoping and praying it is and, if not, a veto is the end result.
Well, the Senate can still repeal but I don’t have much hope for that.
Trump’s entire mandate is to repeal Obamacare and build the wall. If he can’t get it done, who can?
Didn’t Judge Napolitano get the memo? “Victory” = preserving government run health care.
Nobody. And he'll have to go it alone. The GOPe fools on the Hill will fight him tooth and nail.
If left alone, Obamacare would have completely collapsed in 2018 and the public would be begging for a remedy. That would have been the perfect opening for repeal. Now, when the SHTF next year (huge premium increases, few providers) Trump and the GOP will get blamed. They will own it.
“Now, when the SHTF next year (huge premium increases, few providers) Trump and the GOP will get blamed. They will own it.”
No, they won’t. Gubmint healthcare is Obamacare, regardless of the latest managers. Just like Obama did not own Iraq war (Bush’s baby), Obamacare (or any variation of it) is Obama’s baby.
The SWAMP is filled with taxpayer funded professional liars and thieves. Some are even murderers and foreign agents.
What parts are still maintained?
He can’t “go it alone”
This will require a legislative fix, executive orders can only do so much and must have existing law as a basis.
New law can’t be created via executive order.
Republicans are the schizophrenic party of FDR via Eisenhower.
They (occasionally) seek to resist new lawlessness and growth of government but once it’s done they, like Mr No Repeal Eisenhower, demonstrate that their loyalty is to what government has already gotten away with and not to the Constitution they swear in vain to uphold.
This is why the best that can be said about Republicans is that they suck less than Democrats, who are of course ever eager to advance new lawlessness and big government.
Sucking less ... until we have people who actually honor the Constitution and not people’s circumstances or government as an ongoing concern ... it’s sadly the best we can hope for.
Need to hold our noses and keep voting repub no matter what. Increase majorities in house and senate 2018.
May have to wait til 2nd term to really git er done
GOP, in bed with DC; the DC that is god, that is. Lawless. Anti-constitution, sure. Cowards, at the very least.
None of that is changed in the House-passed bill.
Which is why it is not repeal.
Repeal : To annul or revoke and Act of Congress.
It’s a revision of Obamacare.
Obama created DACA out of thin air and Trump is maintaining it.
No, we need to Cantorize the weasels.
Holding our noses and voting for Democrats in R jerseys is why we are in this mess.
Corker, Flake, Hatch and Heller all need to be removed in 2018 for their votes for Rubio’s amnesty before they do it again.
He is right.
The current bill is an insult.
The one coming from the seante won’t be any better and Trump will use the bully pulpit to cow these pussies, who don’t want to make America great again.
This will be Welfare Reform circa 1994...
Judge Napolitano: House didn't repeal ObamaCare, it endorsed it
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