Obamacare In Serious Condition

Brian Darling /

A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare.  The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.  Just yesterday, a Florida federal court issued a decision declaring the individual mandate, and the whole law, unconstitutional.  If one of the many cases challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare makes it to the Supreme Court, move the President’s health care reform law into critical condition.

Tonight, the Senate voted 47-51 on an amendment to repeal ObamaCare that was offered to S. 223, the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act.   The amendment was offered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  The McConnell Amendment, SA 13, would have repealed both the ObamaCare bill (P.L. 111-148) and the reconciliation measure containing provisions modifying the ObamaCare bill (P.L. 111-152).  Both laws constitute the whole of ObamaCare.

The text of the McConnell repeal language in the amendment is below: (more…)