Rob Bluey and Ryan O’Donnell
September 30, 2013
Less than 24 hours from now, the government takeover of health care will begin implementation—unless Congress acts to stop Obamacare.
Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay the unpopular law’s implementation by one year. Although the plan falls short of defunding Obamacare, Heritage Action for America called the delay “a step towards preventing the law’s entitlements from taking root.”
Lawmakers also approved a measure to repeal Obamacare’s tax on medical devices and ensure that the U.S. military would continue to get paid in the event of a government shutdown tomorrow.
With so much at stake, all eyes are on President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who must decide if they will force Obamacare on the American people — harming individual citizens, our country’s health care system and our economy.
Throughout the debate over defunding Obamacare, an increasing number of Americans have spoken out against the unfair, unworkable, and unaffordable law.
One of them is Larry Patterson, who is concerned about the impact on his employees at his Texas-based Glass Doctor franchise.
“My men and women work hard,” Patterson told us. “They work in a very dangerous industry. … And as hard as they work, they should be able to afford health insurance.”