Unfortunately for the Democrats, it seems unlikely that young folks who expect Obamacare to be repealed will sign up in droves for health insurance plans on the Obamacare exchanges. For one thing, repeal presumably means no penalty for not signing up. In addition, how much confidence can one have in a plan associated with a law that’s “likely” to be repealed?
The National Journal blames “sustained House Republican efforts to repeal and undermine the law” for creating the misperception that repeal is likely. I’m pretty sure House Republicans wouldn’t shy away from taking the credit.
But it may be that the misperception stems in part from the view that, with the flaws of Obamacare and the broken promises associated with it now exposed, Congress and the President will do the right thing and scrap it. After all, these are the folks who swallowed “hope and change.”
Well, there is a way to repeal Obamacare even with Obama in office and wielding his promised veto pen.
And that is to override his veto of a repeal. If 67% of both houses of congress vote to override, then repeal would go through whether Obama likes it or not.
Admitted, this is a slender hope. But if the chaos this terrible law creates results in enough fear and anger on the part of the voting public, the 2014 election may turn into the sort of wave that not only strongly increases GOP presence in both houses, it might also provide enough pressure on a diminished Democrat caucus to pry loose sufficient votes to override and repeal.