Obamacare Repeal Vote #37 vs. House Republican Budget
Republicans Love Repeal, but Their Budget Depends on Obamacare to Reach Balance
Today, the House GOP has scheduled to vote on a bill (H.R. 45) to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety.
There is just one problem: the House Republican budget numbers don’t work if the Affordable Care Act is completely repealed. Earlier this year, the House GOP patted itself on the back for putting together a budget resolution that reaches balance by 2023 and repeals health reform. But this “balance” is a fiction. The budget only repeals the parts of the Affordable Care Act that expand access to health coverage and improve consumer protections. The Republican budget leaves intact the law’s health savings, and – as confirmed by the Heritage Foundation – it also “keeps the tax increases associated with Obamacare.”
BALANCING THE BUDGET WITH REVENUE AND HEALTH SAVINGS THEY VOTED AGAINST
THE BUDGET NUMBERS IN 2023