Making sure no one has any reason to vote Republican this Fall, Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers… who, if you recall, gave the official Republican response to the State of the Union address… says we can forget about repealing Obamacare.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a stalwart opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said it’s unlikely the President Obama’s landmark program will be repealed.
“We need to look at reforming the exchanges,” the Eastern Washington Republican said Thursday.
McMorris Rodgers has been part of the Republican leadership in the House that has voted multiple times to repeal parts or all of the health care law. GOP members have said it is unworkable, will increase costs for some and force others into inadequate coverage or plans they don’t want.
McMorris Rodgers continued those criticisms Thursday, but said the framework established by the law likely will persist and reforms should take place within its structure.
Also… Amnesty (but don’t call it Amnesty).
“I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” she said. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.” After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said that he agreed with Obama on immigration during the meeting.
So, Obamacare stays, and the Democrats get their Amnesty Bill. There is officially No Reason to vote Republican this November.