What's Next for Obamacare?
Check our Heritage Action’s Issue Brief. It’ll lay out where things stand and what comes next.
Background: On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the unaffordable, unpopular and unconstitutional Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The massive government takeover of health care, commonly referred to as Obamacare, will have major ramifications – limiting choice, increasing the deficit, raising health care costs, expanding government bureaucracy, discriminating against low-income workers, mandating insurance coverage and stunting economic growth. It is no wonder that a majority of Americans are in favor of repealing Obamacare.
Status: Despite two court setbacks and a bipartisan vote to repeal the law in the House, the Obama Administration is busy crafting new regulations to implement Obamacare. Although some of the law’s minor provisions have already come into force, most of the major changes are delayed until 2013 and 2014. And despite an unnecessarily partisan repeal vote in the Senate, conservative lawmakers in both chambers will continue the legislative battles as the legal battle heads to the Supreme Court.