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63rd attempt to repeal Obamacare fails again



If at first you don’t succeed, try again. And again, and again, and again. That seems to be the philosophy among republicans in Washington, who can’t seem to waste enough time, or taxpayer money, trying to kill the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives once again failed to override the President’s veto of their repeal of Obamacare. This marked the 63rd time that House Republicans have tried to overturn Obamacare, and it marked the 63th time the effort failed. Appropriate that the vote fell on Groundhog Day, as it was deja vu all over again. But what if the vote had been successful? Nobody seems to have the answer to that question. If the law was overturned, republicans would have had to come up with a plan to replace it, and how to deal with the millions of people who would suddenly be without health care. But that is the rub. Because as they have worked tirelessly to repeal Obamacare, they haven’t done a thing to come up with an alternative plan. Since the republicans took control of Congress in 2011, GOP leadership has not brought to the floor a single alternative plan to Obamacare. It seems if those in power don’t like Plan A, they better have a better Plan B, and in all this time they have yet to do that.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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