Theodore's World: Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

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February 03, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

National Review

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced an “Obamacare Repeal Act” that would repeal the Affordable Care Act “as if such Act had not been enacted.”

The text of Cruz’s bill to repeal the 2,700-page law — which spawned another 10,000 pages of regulations — barely runs onto the third page. It comes as Republicans have debated whether to use a procedural tactic that circumvents filibusters known as reconciliation to repeal the legislation.

“This repeal bill is pro-growth, pro-jobs, and pro-liberty,” Cruz says in a statement on the bill. “It provides time for Congress to start over, to pass true market-based reforms that will allow the purchase of insurance across state lines, expand health savings accounts, and make health insurance, personal, portable, and affordable.”

The bill is co-sponsored by 44 Senate Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and several leading members of the Obamacare working group that is mulling the GOP’s possible response to a major anti-Obamacare lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court. If the Court rules against the administration, Americans who enrolled in Obamacare through the federal exchanges would not qualify for subsidies.

“We must send this bill to the president’s desk,” Cruz adds. “If he vetoes it, the GOP Congress should pass bill after bill to stop Obamacare. Each will have broad support among the American people, and Democrats in both chambers will be hard-pressed not to support them. The President will be faced with a clear choice: either listen to the American people, who have never supported this law, or ignore them, and ignore the disastrous harms to millions of families, young people, and the most vulnerable among us.”

If Republicans could get around a Democratic filibuster, Cruz would be the only prospective presidential candidate who could claim to have authored the first Obamacare repeal that passed through Congress.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Love this...2.25 pages. GO CRUZ! Ted Cruz understands where the fight is. Cruz has always been very impressive. I love that he listens to us. Wow, totally awesome and it already has 44 sponsors. Where’s the rest of the GOP?

Sen. Cruz plans to introduce additional pieces of legislation, starting with measures to allow American families to shop around the country for insurance and to reform the Food and Drug Administration to more efficiently deliver greater life-saving medical therapies for all Americans


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The complete text of the bill is available at:

Posted by Wild Thing at February 3, 2015 12:55 AM


The GOP despises Cruz. Cruz has the audacity to actually do what the people elected him to do. He has the never to put his constituents before his party and that infuriates them.

Posted by: BobF at February 3, 2015 09:34 AM