If ObamaCare Goes Down, GOP Plans to Do ... Nothing
Republican leaders want full repeal, popular provisions and all
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2012 7:58 AM CDT
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio watches as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Feb. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, expect Republicans to do one thing: smile. Once, House leaders had planned to try to preserve the most popular parts of the law, like requiring insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions, letting young adults stay on their parents' policies, and reducing seniors' out-of-pocket drug costs. Not anymore. Now, top GOP aides tell Politico they've got no interest in re-litigating health care before the election. They want full repeal, period.

Republicans will put forward proposals for some popular health care fixes, but they'll let them slowly mosey through various committees. "We certainly aren’t going to repeat Washington Democrats’ mistake by passing a massive bill no one has read," a John Boehner spokesman says. Republicans also have cover, because some insurance companies have vowed to keep reforms in place, law or no law. Still, some privately acknowledge that the strategy could change if Democrats launch successful attacks.

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chezwhat
Jun 28, 2012 12:16 AM CDT
“I am an American -- That is why I watch Fox News, the only major news station owned by a foreigner. I am an American -- That is why I support Romney because he hid out in France during the draft. I am an American -- That is why I will vote for Romney who bankrupted 7 companies and sent jobs overseas. I am an American -- That is why we must lower the taxes of the Walton family who accumulated more wealth than 50% of all other Americans by importing products from China and forcing local businesses to close. I am an American -- That is why I support the GOP who wanted the domestic automakers to fail while giving huge tax breaks to foreign car companies. I am an American -- That is why I support the GOP who's goal it is to see as many people as possible not have the right to vote. Yes folks, I am a republican American because anti-reason, anti-intellectual anti-science propaganda driven rhetoric is all I know.”
LarryG
Jun 27, 2012 8:09 PM CDT
Repubics plan to do nothing? Well, at least they are consistent. Boehner and his bozos havent done anything since they took over.
TexasFed
Jun 27, 2012 7:48 PM CDT
This is down right criminal.