Campaign 2010

Nov 15, 2013

Republicans Block Vote To Let People “Keep Their Plan”

Despite weeks of grandstanding, the Republican Congress just blocked a vote on President Obama’s reform to the Affordable Care Act that would allow people to keep their plans and could actually become law.

“Republicans claim they want people to keep their plans, but they just used procedural gimmicks to block a vote that would give consumers – not insurance companies – the right to decide,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “It’s obvious: What Republicans really want is to score political points against President Obama and oppose everything he proposes, even if it means blocking popular improvements to the Affordable Care Act. This Republican Congress has gone beyond dishonesty to total dereliction of duty on health care – putting their rigid ideology and their insurance company contributors ahead of middle class families.”

The only bill Republicans allowed to come to a vote is one that will never become law, after the Obama administration announced it will veto it and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it will fail in the Senate.