Republicans have voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times. This week the House will try again using a budgetary tactic called reconciliation to repeal parts of the law.
Reconciliation is the filibuster-proof tool Democrats used to pass the President Barack Obama’s signature health care law in March of 2010. Earlier this year, Republicans signaled they would use the legislative tool for full repeal, yet recently they’ve backtracked and plan to only repeal parts of Obamacare, leaving many of the tax increases and other regulations in place.
According to a new national survey conducted by The Heritage Foundation, a majority of Americans (60 percent) oppose a partial repeal of the law that would leave the tax increases in place. More Americans said they would oppose “Congress repealing Obamacare but leaving intact the tax increases included in the law” than those that actually oppose the law in its entirety.
The bill falls far short of Republicans’ promise to use reconciliation to fully repeal the law. Grassroots advocacy groups like Heritage Action are asking members of Congress to use reconciliation to fully repeal Obamacare.