Top Republicans: Repealing Obamacare High Priority Next Legislative Session

Immediately after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in Tuesday’s presidential election, leading Republicans have come out to express their determination to repeal Obamacare.

In a pair of celebratory but relatively muted press conferences, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) each cited the repeal of Obama’s signature health care law as a major priority for the next legislative session.

In the Senate press conference, a reporter asked McConnell directly whether he intended to move on the Affordable Care Act “right away.”McConnell said, “It is a pretty high item on the agenda. I would be shocked if we did not move forward to keep our commitment to the American people.”

Ryan expressed similar sentiments at his press conference, saying that the “health care law is not popular.”

The statements are not at all surprising. House Republicans have passed bills to repeal the law more than 50 times, and in January, the Senate finally passed a version of a repeal bill as well.

Appearing on Sean Hannity Thursday night, Dr. Ben Carson also suggested that he’s open to helping President-elect Donald Trump repeal and replace Obamacare.  “I think the replacement obviously must come first,” Carson said, “and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand. And then, only then, would you dismantle what’s in place.”

With Obamacare about to enter its fourth year of full operation, any significant changes would create major disruption, perhaps enough to give Republicans pause ― especially because of the potential for a political backlash.

Since Republicans now have control of the House, Senate and Executive Branch, we’ll see just how serious they have been about repealing the law all along.

Sonya Sasser

South Carolina PolitiChick Sonya Sasser has conducted enormous research and has written numerous PolitiChick articles on topics such as: the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, the erosion of personal freedoms, the unique power of county sheriffs, the Constitution versus U.N. treaties, Benghazi, terrorism, Mexican drug cartels, and various political candidates. Sonya has also conducted exclusive interviews with: well-known gun rights advocate Nikki Goeser, Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote, OK Congressman Jim Bridenstine, N.C. Senate candidate Molotov Mitchell, U.S. Senate candidate Nancy Mace, Madison Rising's lead singer Dave Bray, and many other distinguished subjects. Sonya has been a guest speaker at the South Carolina Guns Across America rally and various Conservative radio shows. In addition to her efforts to save our Republic, Sonya is a Christian, a wife, a mother, a registered dietitian, and a fashion and fitness guru. She is infamous for being 'that chick who runs a lot' and loves sharing her fitness tips with others! Sonya is also the creator and administrator of Breakthrough Nation, a Conservative blog that reaches thousands of Patriots across the nation. If you ask Sonya why she spends so much time on the political battlefield, her response will most certainly be, "I do it for my children." She feels it is her duty to preserve and protect those precious freedoms that have been endowed to every American by their Creator.

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