The new year brings a desperate attempt by President Obama to save his health care law legacy.
Obama plans to meet with Congressional Democrats on Wednesday to develop strategies to foil Republican promises to end ObamaCare.
Politico published a story on the meeting:
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President Barack Obama will head to Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with congressional Democrats about how to shield Obamacare from Republican efforts to dismantle it, a Capitol Hill source told POLITICO.
The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the Congressional Visitors Center auditorium and is for both House and Senate Democrats, according to a notice sent to members Friday morning.
With Republican’s vowing to begin repealing Obamacare almost immediately when the 115th Congress convenes next week, Democratic lawmakers are immersed in strategy sessions on how to protect the nearly seven-year-old health care law.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has promised to stand firm against repeal efforts and subsequently, Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with a more conservative framework. And a conference call convened by House Democrats earlier this week focused largely on emphasizing the benefits of Obamacare, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noting that she sees parallels between the current situation and the 2005 effort by then-President George W. Bush to privatize Social Security, according to an aide on the call.
Obama recognizes his signature legislative achievement is on the political rocks and he and his fellow Democrats will do anything to protect his health care legacy.
For once, Republicans must match the tenacity of the Democrats and put a stake in the heart of ObamaCare and kill it forever!