Is Obamacare Delayed?
A government shutdown starting the beginning of October, Tuesday, became more likely after a vote taken by Congress on Sunday, reports USA Today, and the health care law is one of the issues being debated. Republicans voted for a stopgap spending measure, which would delay President Obama’s health care law for a year.
In a joint statement, GOP leaders said, “We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.” After much debate, the House decided to send the bill to the Senate.
The House’s vote was 231-192 for the stopgap measure. Despite passing in the House, the measures that affect the Affordable Care Act are probably not going to pass in the Senate.