Obama Vetoes Congressional Bill to Repeal Obamacare
President Barack Obama earlier today notified Congress he has vetoed their legislation to repeal huge parts of the Affordable Care Act, as promised.
Republicans celebrated this week managed to push through a Bill through both the House and Senate for the first time. “Republicans in the Congress have attempted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over 50 times. Rather than refighting old political battles by once again voting to repeal basic protections that provide security for the middle class, Members of Congress should be working together to grow the economy, strengthen middle-class families, and create new jobs,” Obama wrote in a message to Congress. ”
Because of the harm this bill would cause to the health and financial security of millions of Americans, it has earned my veto.”
It is very certain Congress intends to continue trying to repeal Obamacare anyway, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made clear in a press release responding to the president.
“It’s no surprise that someone named Obama vetoed a bill repealing Obamacare,” he said. “But we will hold a vote to override this veto, taking this process all the way to the end under the Constitution.”
Americans may have hoped the latest of dozens of repeal votes would be the prelude to the GOP offering a health care reform platform of their own, but Republicans on Capitol Hill were quick to disabuse them of that notion.
Veto Message To Congress On The Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill