Congress Healthcare

Coalition of the Willing

Not everyone is up to the task of taking the fight to Obamacare, but 43 House Republicans have formed a coalition to do just that. Because someone has to do it and it might as well be them.

While previous proposals have either delayed or defunded Obamacare, this proposal both delays and defunds Obamacare. via TPM

Forty-two House Republicans have co-sponsored an alternate continuing resolution offered by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) that defunds and delays Obamacare for one year at the risk of a government shutdown.

“After weeks of working with and listening to members on how to approach the government funding deadline, it’s clear that House Republicans are united around two goals: keeping the government open and protecting our constituents from the harmful effects of Obamacare,” Graves said. “Today, my 42 cosponsors and I are putting forward a plan that achieves both goals.”

The list of representatives who have pledged their support for a unilateral attack on poor Americans who lack healthcare can be found at Graves’ website.

Graves’ legislation has the full backing of FreedomWorks, a think-tank dedicated to devising the best way to disable Americans’ ability to obtain healthcare and avoid bankruptcy. Because if state health insurance exchanges are allowed to come online next month, the terrorists win.