Obamacare Supporters Go Out Full Force; House Plans To Force Senate Vote On Healthcare Law

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A member of the Nation’s largest healthcare union could knock on your door sometime before Oct. 1 as the Service Employees International Union moves to aid President Barack Obama in signing up Americans for Obamacare.

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry announced Tuesday that the union would join Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ “Champions of Change” to support the new healthcare law.

“Let there be no doubt, the new healthcare law is working for working people,” Henry said. “We are not seeing the long-predicted ‘rate shock’ but we are seeing ‘Republican shock’ as extremists fail in attempts to repeal or obstruct the Affordable Care Act and its landmark protections and benefits for working Americans.”

According to an SEIU press release, nurses, doctors, other healthcare workers, member leaders and activists will try to speak with hundreds of thousands of Americans in 30 cities in coming weeks.

The organization says its members will encourage people to sign up for Obamacare by going door to door, “spread[ing] the word where they work and host[ing] community education events, church meetings and health fairs, with partner groups such as Planned Parenthood, Families USA and Enroll America.”

As the massive union gears up to spread the Obamacare message, Congressional GOP efforts to defund Obamacare continue.

House Republicans plan to attempt to force a Senate vote on defunding Obamacare by passing a continuing resolution funding government but defunding the healthcare law. The House would then send the defunding portion of the bill to the Senate, but hold on to the continuing resolution funding the government until a vote takes place in the upper chamber.

While the Senate will not likely defund Obamacare, the Republican maneuver could accomplish two things:

  • If the Senate passes the continuing resolution, it will avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30, when the current continuing resolution funding for the government expires.
  • And a forced Obamacare vote in the Senate will put pressure on red-State Senators to show their true colors, while giving Senators like Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) a chance to fight the uphill battle to defund Obamacare on the Senate floor.

“Our goal here is not to shut down the government,” Speaker of the House John Boehner said at a Tuesday morning press conference. “Our goal is to cut spending and to stop Obamacare. Now, I believe that the strategy that was outlined to the members this morning accomplishes that.”

“This strategy is intended not to really satisfy the House — we’ve already voted,” he said. “It’s to force the vote and force the fight in the United States Senate.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • Ron r

    Sam, the AHCA will be funded and life will go on. If idiot regressives want something positive they should get the heck out of the way. They have nothing to offer the country.

    • peter

      Sure it will be funded. The problem is that the funds will have to come from China or wherever, because the money isn’t there. R 16 trillion and counting – remember?

      • Ron r

        I’m sure that lie will make the Reich talk circuit .

    • Bill

      In your dreams, Ronr

      • Ron r

        Eat a snicker Bill you know how you get when you’re wrong.

    • War_Wolf

      Ron r, YOU (and insects LIKE YOU) are the effing problem and the cause of the downfall of our once-great nation. Since WHEN is “healthcare” a human right? WHERE in the Constitution does it say you should be given free or affordable healthcare? You think the government is the answer to everything, and you should have free EVERY THING. You loony libs DO NOT live in the real world. Fact of the matter is, this garbage legislation will make matters worse for everyone. It will not help the poor, but it will help to create MORE of them… once the truth comes out and the middle class is left to foot the bill on this thing! This will impoverish us.

      You “progressives” need to FOAD already.

      • Bill

        Good comment, War

      • Ron r

        It’s not in the constitution but it is the law now. You regressives need to ESAD!!!!

  • Warrior

    Oh, that “crap” sandwich is sooo good nancy, may we please have another? By the way, nan, what’s in it? I see, it’s your secret “progressive” family recipe. Well, gubmint “controlled” public edumacation has fared so well, let’s take a stab at the health care industry. Healthcare workers of the “world” unite! Yes, even you doctors!

    • Bill

      Good comment, Warrior

  • dan

    Sniff…Just nationalize healthcare and cut out the middlemen (insurance)…
    this illusion of free market capitalism in the medical field grows wearisome.
    Stop wasting resources on the underclass and unwashed masses…
    Budget free clincs for the peasants and let it go at that.
    Only the affluant elite can afford and so are entitled to good health care .
    (sarcasm off)
    only in America where money takes the place of nobility !

  • KenRad

    Keep the Union scum away from my front door.

  • Alan

    If they come here, they best be prepared for extreme verbal abuse before being thrown off my property.

  • fedup15232

    The Republicans are traitors. They could defund Obamacare all by themselves. Just pass a CR without funding for Obamacare. That’s all it takes. But they are going to fund Obamacare and try to force the Senate to vote on a separate bill to defund it. That strategy is an utter failure. And they know it. The miserable scum are traitors. I will have nothing more to do with these despicable bastards.