Thursday, November 04, 2010
Repeal The Health Care Law? Not So Easy : NPR
Republicans regained control of the House on Tuesday in part with a pledge to "repeal and replace" the new health law. But carrying out that campaign promise won't be as easy as making it was.
"Republicans cannot repeal Obamacare with President Obama wielding the veto pen," says Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies for the libertarian Cato Institute. "I mean that's not within a set of possible outcomes."
That's because as large as the new GOP majority will be come January, it's still not large enough to override a presidential veto. In addition,
the Senate will still be controlled by the Democrats, who are unlikely to go along with the repeal effort.