Senate Republicans get green light for ObamaCare repeal bill

by Alexander Bolton  |  published on November 11, 2015

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that defunding Planned Parenthood can be part of a special Republican package repealing parts of ObamaCare, The Hill has learned.

The parliamentarian on Tuesday gave word that the provision passes muster under the Senate’s Byrd Rule, which means it can be attached to a reconciliation package that cannot be filibustered on the Senate floor.

Some Senate sources had raised questions over whether the reconciliation bill passed by the House — which strips funding from Planned Parenthood — was even eligible for the reconciliation process.

That question is now settled, which means the Senate can begin debating the measure once GOP leaders round up enough votes to bring it to the floor.

  • ronald larson

    Nothing will get fixed in OUR country as long as hilly and obozzo rule.

  • Pam

    Obamacare has NEVER been about providing health care to anyone.
    It is nothing more than a power grab by a socialist government, with the added bonus of kick-backs from the insurance industry. Here is how it works.
    1. Government, “big insurance”, and “big pharma” collude to create a monstrosity that no one can fully decipher so that they can, more or less, make it up as they go along.
    2. Gov, tells the people you will buy insurance or pay fines.
    3. Insurance and drug companies raise prices so high that almost everyone is forced onto the “exchanges”.
    4..Gov. pays “supplements” of tax-payer money directly to insurance companies, who then share with the drug companies.
    5. Both ins. & pharma rake in obscenely huge profits. Then turn around and “donate” some of it back to their gov. cronies.
    It is the exact same thing as “public sector unions”.
    When private citizens/businesses do it, they end up in court on racketeering charges.

  • nobuttkissr

    If you think that these guys will actually do something,then you’re dumber than a sack full of hammers. I also think we should keep GITMO open. We should release the childish savages detained there and ship congress there. After all congress is destroying our country faster,and doing more damage than those middle eastern morons could have ever dreamed of.

  • skrunyan

    Bye, bye GOP if you screw with us again. The Progressive GOP has every intention of running Trump & Carson off and they will be sorry. They will go the way of he Whig’s if they do.

  • Larry

    It is about time!!!

  • The Redhawk

    OK so now let Us see if they can actually Stop Caving in to Reid and FIGHT like Dernaged Democrats to GE IT DONE…. One thing about the Deranged PROGRESSIVES.. THEY STICK TOGETHER While Mc Connell seems to be the BEST Majority Senate leader that the DUMBOC RATS HAVE……passing that disaster of a budget without putting a lid on “BORROWING” was another OBAMA WET DREAM!

    • I Seigel

      No matter what the topic and whoever you’re replying to, you just continue to spout the same old BS – no facts, just rants. You REALLY need to get a hobby. Maybe quilting would suit you. Or stuffing birds, like Norman Bates.

      • The Redhawk

        No matter the Topic you always show up with the Usual “EMPTY TANK”… and VOMIT ALL OVER YOURSELF while Believing to have RELEVANCY…. DELUSION be THY ONLY NAME…but you do give me sOUND SLEEP…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      • skrunyan

        I. S.: Everyone has the right to free speech. You are a bully. You rant and have your FACTS WRONG (which I have pointed out repeatedly above) but I don’t say you can’t rant (with bad progressive talking points that you received this morning in an email from Clinton headquarters). Maybe you should go back and finish playing with your Barbie’s before your mommy gets home and makes you clean up your room.

  • Hillaryoncrack

    With this and Ryan telling Obama he CANNOT close GITMO, maybe these boys are finally growing a set. Keep it up I say! We will rid our land of these traitors and their illegal muslim leader.

    • I Seigel

      And the reason to keep Gitmo open is…..??

      • Hillaryoncrack

        Duh! A place to keep our enemies. Sounds like you should be sent there.

        • I Seigel

          What’s wrong with the SuperMax federal prison right here in the good ol’ US of A? You don’t think Americans are good enough to keep guard over “evildoers”? Do you think they’re liable to escape? How many in the SuperMax prison have escaped so far?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Nothing is “wrong” with it. I believe that these particular criminals need to be completely isolated with their own kind. Plus, having them on American soil doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies. It’s a long swim through shark infested waters from GITMO to Key West.

          • I Seigel

            As a fiscal conservative, I assume you’re concerned with unnecessary spending on a huge scale. That would be Gitmo.
            And just so you’re clear on the Gitmo inhabitants – there are only a handful who are PROVEN to be dangerous. The majority of them are low-level or only SUSPECTED of violent ties, with no actual proof available. Which is why they’ve been in detention for 10+ years at huge expense and no trials planned.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So close GITMO so the tax and spend maniacs in D.C. can find some other pisshole to throw money down? Forget it.

          • pete G

            I guess you missed the information that says 98% of Muslims are dangerous, dip wad. Go find yourself a good liberal thread and leave good Americans, who know what’s going on alone.

          • skrunyan

            It is cheaper to keep terrorists in jail than the cost of their terrorism not to mention the loss of life. I Seigel you sound like a liberal whining about the cost of incarcerating criminals.

            Islam is a theocracy not a religion and all of them should be hung…the best way to clear out gittmo.

          • pete G

            They should be glad their in Cuba, we in America should treat them like they treat Christians and do away with them all.

          • skrunyan

            If you bring them on US soil then they must be tried in a federal court with liberal judges. If you try them at Gittmo they are in a military court (they are not in the tank for the Muslim’s yet like fellow believer BHO).

      • Loi Usher Koller

        The American people do not want these murderers on American soil. That is the gist of this discussion!

  • Wayne Thorson

    The majority of the American people have wanted Universal Health Care for years. Now we have it. If it has some glitches in it then try to fix it. Do not throw it away. It is the Health Insurance companies that don’t want it to work and want to get rid of it so they can control the cost of health care and make the people pay their high rates they want to impose on the American people. It doesn’t take much common sense to figure this out.

    • Bonnie68

      It’s the conservatives that don’t want it because Obama passed it. There are problems with – yes – but like you said fix it. But do not fine people that don’t have it, let them get their own if they want it or pay their own HIGH cost of hospital bills. But they can’t file bankruptcy if they don’t pay their bills either.

      • Wayne Thorson

        If they can find an Insurance company that will take them in no matter what medical problems they have and can’t ever kick them out of their insurance policy no matter what problems they have later in life and will not raise their rate also due to new problems they get with their health I would say yes. I doubt if your going to find a health Insurance company that will do that. Better stick with Obama Care.

        • skrunyan

          Are you stupid Wayne? The government should stay out of health care. They have screwed up the VA beyond belief and Medicare is a train wreck. Everything the govt touches is retched. Get them out of this all together. We are not socialist Europe. Stick you head up Barry’s butt all you want the rest of us want FREE CHOICE.

          • Wayne Thorson

            That’s what I am talking about. With your free choice can you find an insurance company that will give you a policy to cover all the things I mentioned in my comment. Now don’t dance around my comment.

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      A Universal Health Care, yes, but not this monstrosity. Over 2,000 pages of what? Try hidden infringements of your rights and freedoms, just as a starter. There is absolutely no reason why a Health Care plan couldn’t be written on 2 or 3 pages. In plain English, that covers everything, dental, eyes, etc..
      It could be made affordable by simply having everyone pay 50.00 per month. Plus a few safe guards to prevent abuses and unnecessary visits. Eliminate the insurance companies from this program, but they would be free to offer extra perks, if people wanted them.
      In my mind there is nothing socialist about it, just common-sense.

      • Wayne Thorson

        There is no doubt about it. You should be advising all those congressmen we have in congress.

      • skrunyan

        So we should throw out the free market and the government should just run all of our lives?

        • used_to_be_a_liberal

          No of course not, however, there are certain programs that whether we like it or not, almost have to become universal in order to prevent what may become civil unrest. Health care costs are out of control, far too high, and far too many people don’t have any kind of health care coverage. A person shouldn’t have to go into heavy debt, possibly loose everything they have just to stay a live or mobile. When you have a country such as the U S with a population of over 300 million people, and 94 to 100 million people unemployed, then you/we have a potential problem waiting to explode.
          If we do nothing, then we end up with garbage like Obama Care, political prostitutes like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. O W movements, and politicians like Obama, who attack business, turn capitalism into something evil, and disgusting, push a full socialist Marxist agenda, and get backing to do this, based on fear, spin, scams, and deliberate misconceptions, followed by media cheering.
          In my humble opinion, insurance companies have been ripping people off for a hell of a long time, hardly any-one objected because the economy was doing relatively well. This is no longer the case, and people are already revolting in one fashion or another. So I suggest that in order to maintain not only The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, of which you are fully aware are under attack, but also to maintain U S Sovereignty, and economic capitalism, and generally our way of life, then certain changes are going to have to be made, and if one of those changes is removing insurance companies out of the Health Care business, except for extra perks that they may want to provide, then so be it.
          The other change that will have to come, is in the realm of social services, welfare, and the like. Unless we have a drastic change in the economy, and a return to a viable, sustainable manufacturing, producing, and production, then with out it, we could have a perpetual unemployment level, of 30% plus. We can not have poverty like there is in other countries. This is also a threat to everything that we grew up with. The status-quoi can not be maintained under those conditions.
          The alternative to doing nothing will be an eventual “war” between the haves, and the have not’s. It has already started, I hope you can see that.
          As a conservative, and a Constitutionalist I want those things to remain, and they can. But not if we create by doing nothing, a perceived situation that can be easily manipulated. Then everyone looses.

    • Hillaryoncrack

      Things were fine before this behemoth called the ACA came into being. Affordable my ass.

      • I Seigel

        Really? They were? Why did a big majority of Americans think that health care was one of the high-priority concerns in the 2008 election, before the near-collapse of the banking and finance sector and all those foreclosures?

        • Hillaryoncrack

          Quiet with your liberal gibberish. We have more people uninsured now than ever before because now, NOBODY can afford it. What a moron you must be.

          • I Seigel

            Ask the good people in Kentucky – home to Mitch McConnell and now a Republican governor – how many have taken advantage of the ACA. Let’s see what the new governor there does now to kick everyone off the program. It will be really interesting.

            And MORE people could afford it if Republican governors had expanded Medicaid in their states and allowed the formation of health exchanges. It seems to be working fine for the states with enlightened governors.

            How was it working before for all those people that couldn’t get insurance because of a pre-existing condition? How many 25-year-olds were automatically dropped from their parents’ coverage before the ACA? Ah, you forget those little details, don’t you?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            The thing is failing left and right. And at 25 years of age, you are well into adulthood. But to some one like you, living in your mother’s basement, I guess you don’t think like that huh? Grow up and pay your own bills. Me and your mother are tired of doing so.

          • I Seigel

            Ha Ha Ha.
            “The thing is failing left and right”, huh? Where are the numbers (i.e., facts) to back up your claim?

            Ask the parents of 25-year-olds if they want their kids to be uninsured. Young adults either don’t have the money or don’t think it’s important enough to get insurance. Look at all the adults (young and old) riding motorcycles without helmets, as an example. I think their parents would want them insured, because parents know how important it is, and how one little appendicitis attack or motorcycle accident could wipe out whatever little savings a 25-year-old could manage. They’re not all working as Google programmers you know. Some actually work for Chik-Fil-a or Starbucks. Or they’re musicians, house painters or cable-TV installers.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So, you’re a “musician” living in your mother’s basement! Who would have guessed? I’m bored with you now. Off you go.

          • I Seigel

            That’s your response!? Why didn’t you guess that I worked for Chik-fil-A? Do you have anything between your ears? Maybe Chickenhawk’s “Wadded Panties”?.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            I would never guess that you worked for Chik-Fil-A because they are a decent, Christian corporation. Hell, I would never guess that you work. You sound like a typical liberal bum with your hand out saying “gimmie”. Now, go away loser.

          • I Seigel

            Chik-Fil-A even hires Satanists. They would be breaking discrimination laws if they didn’t.

            Really? A “typical liberal bum” always has their hand out saying “gimmie”? Lots of liberal bums are doing the giving, not the taking. And you call yourself a Christian??!!?? So quick to judge others. Hmmm. You’re not very Christian at all. You may dress like a Christian, and smell and talk like a Christian, but you don’t LIVE like one, or encourage others to. You’re just a Christian ACTOR, like those white actors back in the 30s who painted blackface on and played Negro parts in the movies. You’re an empty fake.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So far, you have admitted that you live in your mothers basement, have no job and you worship the Devil. What is wrong with you? And what liberal bum gives anything to anyone, except maybe their local liquor store and crack dealer. How do you know what I dress and smell like? You’re sick, you know that? Turn your life over to Jesus and maybe you’ll stop thinking like a degenerate crapweasel.

          • I Seigel

            Ha ha. I’ve admitted what? Come again?

            And you wouldn’t know Jesus if he came to your door and made tacos and burritos in your kitchen and mowed your lawn.

            How about George Soros? He’s a liberal bum and gives money. He’s not saying “gimme” all the time, like you suggest.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So, now you’re saying Jesus is an illegal immigrant!?! You are a jewel. You are one sick individual.

          • I Seigel

            Another Ha Ha Ha! So any Mexican with the name of Jesus is illegal? You’re a real peach, you ignorant post-menopausal racist.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            You wish I was post menopausal you fuck. Come and lick my asshole. Toss my salad for me you fuck.

          • I Seigel

            I’m gonna have to give you a thumbs down for that one. Tsk tsk. THAT’S what happened to you when you turned your life over to Jesus!?!? Hey everyone! We have ANOTHER Christian hypocrite here!!! See, behind the prim and proper religious façade lurks the racist, ignorant, hateful bigot.

            Salad?!?! You’re able to eat solid food? I would have thought you’d be drinking your meals at your age, or maybe an IV drip. Have another hit on your crack pipe and go crochet something.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Who said I was a Christian? You necrophiliac whore. I’ve got some solid food for you. A tube steak, smothered in drawers. Hahahahahah. Crochet yourself a lovedoll, loser.

          • I Seigel

            Oh, so you’re not a Christian?? (well, that’s obvious!) Then why did you say, “Turn your life over to Jesus and maybe you’ll stop thinking like a degenerate crapweasel.”?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            I didn’t say either way. I could be a Christian, or a Buddhist. But you, you are definitely a crapweasel. In fact, most likely a gay crapweasel who lives in his mothers basement, has no job and worships Satan.

          • I Seigel

            Oh, so my assumption was COMPLETELY off?!?! And how about your assumption: “So far, you have admitted that you live in your mothers basement, have no job and you worship the Devil. “? Show me where I’ve admitted any of that?
            Or are you just too brain-addled from all the Alzheimer’s medications and medical marijuana you’re obviously consuming?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Consume this. ( I am grabbing my package)

          • I Seigel

            Oh, so now you admit you’re either a cross-dressing pervert or a full-on tranny psycho?!?! Why does that not surprise me at all, cocktail-sausage “man”? Careful, don’t mess your nail polish trying to fish it out of your yoga pants.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Up yours, homo boy.

          • pete G

            Under Obama there’s no jobs for these college graduates to afford health care and he knew it. That’s how they came up with the figure 26 years of age, dupus.

          • I Seigel

            What? You want the government to hire these college graduates? That’s not very conservative of you! You sound like a libtard.

          • skrunyan

            So you are blaming Obama Care not working on the Republicans? LMAO. Somehow you libtards think if your socialist plan does not work it isn’t the plan it’s the (R) fault. Wow, it all makes sense. All of the world’s problems are because the conservatives.

            How about this little detail igmo… All 26 year old ADULTS are dropped from their parents plan UNDER OBAMA CARE. How long do you want these ADULTS to get coverage from their parents anyway? Yes Seigel under Obama Care all they get is 25 years.

            Then let’s explore your other screwy statement about pre-existing conditions. I lost my coverage that I could afford and liked under the ACA. You whine about pre existing conditions but you ignore all of us WITHOUT insurance now because it is UNAFFORDABLE. And have you talked to those with the pre existing conditions and asked how much their premiums and deductibles are? I HAVE and they can’t afford them.

            Remember I told you off earlier and want to remind you I work in payroll so I know a lot more about the ACA than you do.

          • nobuttkissr

            Commie care sucks

          • I Seigel

            Yeah, so does sickness, high drug costs, pre-existing conditions, hospice care and death. Good thing you’ll never experience any of them, huh.

          • nobuttkissr

            Yeah,commie care gave us everything we need at a great price. You can see the real price of it right after the elections when the costs kick in chump,huh.

          • I Seigel

            Looking forward to it.

            By the way, do you work? Do you get your health insurance thru your work?

          • nobuttkissr

            Yes! I work and pay for everything,including the blood sucking leaches and parasites,of which their never seems to be a shortage of these days. Many thanks to all the liberal @ss holes out there making it all possible.

      • Wayne Thorson

        Yea things were fine for people like you and me but we aren’t everybody.

        • Hillaryoncrack

          What the hell is that supposed to mean???

          • Wayne Thorson

            Just because things are fine for you and me doesn’t mean we should not care for the less fortunate. If you were a church person you would know this.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So millions of others have to themselves become less fortunate? What kind of warped logic is that?

    • skrunyan

      Wayne you are wrong on so many things. First, what majority are you talking about? That is a lie the liberal media spoon feeds gullible people like you. Only the liberals wanted this crap. And second, insurance companies got everything they wanted from Obama to go along with Obama Care so your theory about them is meaningless. It doesn’t take much common sense to only make comment about things you KNOW. As a person who works in payroll I know all about the $$hit$ Obama Care is full of.

      • Wayne Thorson

        Well then for someone who works in payroll you are aware of how the insurance companies were raising rates on health care every time you turned around. Thanks to Obama Care we have a handle on it now.

    • nobuttkissr

      What majority? Total hogwash. The only “majority” of the American people that wanted universal healthcare was the commies on the left.
      The rest of us who actually think for ourselves knew that universal government run healthcare was a stupid idea 40 years ago.

      • Wayne Thorson

        I know you think the majority of the American people are on these Republican blogs but I got news for you , they aren’t .

  • paulrph1

    No one is benefiting and it is falling apart at the seams. So quit trying to force feed an old nag that has not worked out. Oddly enough though, some of you are still lame enough to think it is working.

    • pete G

      I didn’t even get why this idiot pursued Obamacare, it left 30,000,000 people without insurance while he claimed everyone would be insured. If you’re going to implement something why do it half- a$$ed? Then call it a success. These Democrats talk about wasted money and they’ve spent over a billion dollars on this stupid Obamacare fiasco. Then this traitor gives 150 billion dollars to Iran, he should be hung.

      • paulrph1

        IT IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT HEALTHCARE IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

        • pete G

          Everything this demon does is about control. The supreme court, the education system, Healthcare, DOJ. and now immigration. Liberals refuse to see it. If he gets control they’ll see it.

  • Robert Pekarik

    The most perverted health care plan our nation has had to endure. Fining we the people for not participating is mafia style enforcement.

    • I Seigel

      Have there been any others?

      • pete G

        Obama’s just mad because his immigration plan for more votes is in the toilet, HA.

      • Robert Pekarik

        Medicare and Medicaid.

  • rowleya

    Abort Obamacare
    Defund it
    Dismantle it

    • The Redhawk

      DETONATE IT….!!!

  • rowleya

    Abort Obamacare
    Defund it
    Dismantle it

  • Evan

    This is GREAT NEWS! Defund PP and all of obamacare!
    And most of all: DEFUND OBAMA!

  • SDofAZ

    The senate rinos are a joke.Their actions if genuine would be great but everything this bunch does is just a waste of time and money. Particularly if McConnell is involved. This will go nowhere until the elections are over and the rinos and dems are facing voter extinction. Vote these traitors out and there will actually be some real work done in the senate. But McConnell and Reid need to lose their power base first.

  • carlton goodson

    A need to be done obamacare. Kill the mandate that will help the people.

  • VirgoVince

    So, GIT-R-DONE!!
    NOT just parts of it, ALL OF IT!!

    • 7papa7

      Don’t expect it with the major wuss and RINO McConnell in charge. I think he gets permission from his boy obama before he does anything. He doesn’t have the backbone to go up against obama.

    • I Seigel

      And then what?

      • The Redhawk

        More “WADDED PANTIES” for you …

    • The Redhawk

      BUT in order to do that some MUST drop a pair..

  • jdbixii

    As consistent as the liberal logic which says, “the end of abortion is justified by a woman’s right and freedom to (1) choose to have sex and (2) to conceive, is the conservative logic which would defund the means by which this same wasteful failure of the right and freedom to choose are effectuated. The stupidity and waste of liberal government which has perpetuated this nonsense is finally getting the end it deserves.
    If Planned Parenthood is offended, let them change their name to Planned Non-Parenthood.

  • KDC

    DEFUND THE PERVERTED, CORRUPT GROUP!

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