Obamacare Delay Gives GOP New Chance to Fight Health Law

Congress won't repeal the insurance law, but conservatives will score political points by trying.

The one-year delay in requiring larger employers to offer health insurance to their workers will give rise to a new attempt by conservatives to stop President Obama’s initiative in its tracks.

That effort will fail. Democrats, who have a majority in the Senate, can control the agenda, and if a vote is held, they’ll manage to keep Republicans well short of the 60 votes they’ll need for repeal. And, if by some lightning-strike chance, legislation to kill Obamacare reaches his desk, the president will veto it.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter