Senate votes resolution on Obamacare repeal with no replacement in sight | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Senate votes resolution on Obamacare repeal with no replacement in sight

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 8:04 AM

click to enlarge THAT WAS THEN: Last week Tom Cotton told Chuck Todd he wasn't comfortable voting for an Obamacare repeal without a solution to replace it.
  • THAT WAS THEN: Last week Tom Cotton told Chuck Todd he wasn't comfortable voting for an Obamacare repeal without a solution to replace it.
The U.S. Senate voted early this morning to move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but did so without providing a clue about what type of replacement, if any, the Republican Congress plans to the millions who've received benefits under the law.

And so it begins.

The resolution passed this morning is a procedural step that allows future votes to prevail on a simple majority without the ability of Democrats to filibuster.

It was a party line vote with the exception of a no vote by Republican Sen. Rand Paul. Arkansas's senators, Tom Cotton and John Boozman, supported the repeal vote though each has made vague assurances that people wouldn't lose health coverage. That promise can't be kept without continuation of existing government outlays for the program, the chief objection by Republicans to the program.

Cotton got big headlines just last week by saying on national TV that Republicans needed an alternative before repeal. More empty words from Cotton, whose enmity toward spending money on insuring the working poor has been clear for years.

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Woo. An open line

    The open line. Hogs, Trump, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Trump launches attack on 'SOBs' of the NFL

    Donald Trump led a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange Friday night and the resulting news coverage (if not in our local newspaper) is giving great attention for his rant against the NFL, including but not limited to players who have made political statements by taking a knee during the National Anthem.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Driver killed in crash with Maumelle officer

    Maumelle police report the death early this morning of a motorist who crashed head-on with a Maumelle police officer. The officer and two passengers in the other vehicle were injured.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

  • Trump launches attack on 'SOBs' of the NFL

    Donald Trump led a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange Friday night and the resulting news coverage (if not in our local newspaper) is giving great attention for his rant against the NFL, including but not limited to players who have made political statements by taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation