Since 2010, Republicans in the Congress have talked about repealing Obamacare. Now, in what amounts to a symbolic move during an election year, Congress just passed a bill that repeals most of Obama’s signature health care law and defunds Planned Parenthood.
The House of Representatives passed the bill that repeals most of Obamacare and strips funding for Planned Parenthood. The bill passed the House with a vote of 240 to 181. The bill will make its way to President Obama’s desk who is expected to promptly veto the bill.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told Fox News, “I fully anticipate the president will veto this, but I mean, how many times have we been saying we want to put bills on his desk that say who we are, what we believe versus what he believes, and that he will veto.”
Hillary Clinton responded to the bill with typical leftist cynicism, stating that Republicans have attempted to repeal Obamacare more than 60 times. She went on to emphasize her party’s promise to maintain Obamacare and expand it, while she promised that if a Republican president is elected in 2016, he will certainly overturn Obamacare.
Even though the bill now headed to the president’s desk has virtually no chance of passing becoming law, the symbolic move will delineate the positions of the Republican and Democrat parties for the 2016 election. The Republican Party is opposed to the massive government spending surrounding Obamacare.
The Republican Party also stands against Planned Parenthood, an organization recently discovered to have been negotiating the sale of the body parts of aborted children in behind-closed-door negotiations with pro-life activists wearing hidden cameras.