Other than shutting down the government, Obama Care will go forward. Millions of people will get health insurance. There will be no way to repeal it, and leave these millions without. End of game for the GOP.
If they do shutdown the government, it won't stop Obama care, and, here from Charles Krauthammer is the sad news:
Why Republicans Will Lose the Next Fiscal Showdown
Charles Krauthammer: "Never make a threat on which you are not prepared to deliver. Every fiscal showdown has redounded against the Republicans. The first, in 1995, effectively marked the end of the Gingrich revolution. The latest, last December, led to a last-minute Republican cave that humiliated the GOP and did nothing to stop the tax hike it so strongly opposed."
betty...millions won't 'get' health insurance....millions will pay for it instead of food.....but that will increase your vote slave count on EBT cards so I guess a far leftist racist like you thinks that is a win. Oh well.....
The previously uninsured in MA, a State that now has a 99% insured rate, are not complaining that they are going hungry as a result of Romneycare, nor has the rate of participation in the Food Stamp program increased as a result of having to buy medical insurance. Insurance payments are not taken into consideration in calculating income level to determine eligibility for food stamps.
I would suspect there are more Americans in the State of Texas, which has one of the highest rates of uninsured in the country, who make a medical care vs food decision then there are in MA.
Vic, you are right. millions won't get health insurance whet the bill goes into effect, but 5, or even 10, millions are still a lot less than the 45 million who don't have health insurance now. I think that we both agree that the ACA is not perfect. But that's what you get when a big system is designed by a committee of at least 535. We can write our congressmen to ask that they fix what proves to be seriously broken, and maybe they will do it over the next decade.
And saying that anyone must chose between health care and food is simply fiction. We, as taxpayers, already pay for food and health care for people who can't pay their own way. That won't change with the ACA. And, in fact, with the ACA many millions will now be required to be more self-sufficient and to pay their own way, rather than waiting for us to pay for them with our taxes and insurance payments.