September 29th, 2013
06:19 AM ET

House delays Obamacare; shutdown looms

In a move that makes a government shutdown more likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices.

The temporary budget resolution now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats have consistently said any changes to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law is a deal-killer.

On top of that, Obama has already issued a veto threat.

If Washington can't reach a deal, a government shutdown will begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ Kenny Rogers, do you EAT with that mouth?

    September 29, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    My goodness, Kenny. Temper, temper.

    September 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol you don't read very well do you @ KR or rather JR? I never said anything at all about Jeff Frank. And i know more about you than you think i do. We have some things in common even. Think back along time ago. A discussion we had, you as Jeff Frank at that time. It might come to you lmao.

    September 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©


    September 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Ok well gnite. Have a good time talkin to yourself lmao!

    September 29, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Sorry to burst your bubble Mr. Rogers, but you need to speak for yourself. I'm going to say this one time. I have been spending some time on CNN's Political Ticker. I then come back here to converse with what few friends I do have on these threads. Then if you are who your screen name says it is, you pop off with your vile mouth treating my friends like dogs. Stop it. I have made mistakes in the past on here myself winding up being deleted and deservedly so. I haven't done anything to you.

    September 30, 2013 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. ronvan

    WORTHLESS!! Unless I have missed something, Obamacare, ACA, has been approved and will go into effect 1 OCT. even with a shutdown? IF accurate, then, for me, this just, once again, proves that the Repuks ONLY goal is to say NO to anything the POTUS wants! WHY, with all the many problems OUR "elected misfits" are facing would you continue to argue over a done deal? The simple fact is that WE, the people, MUST take back control of OUR government! The ONLY way to do this is to VOTE EVERYONE of these clowns OUT of office! Whether you like them or not is totally irrevelant! ALL must go! OUR "grand poo bahs" have done NOTHING for US!

    September 30, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Exchanges open Oct. 1st. The ACA goes into effect Jan. 1st. It is a done deal, and now the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government is being threatened. Patently unconstitutional.

      September 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      Yes, Bansy, it is unfortunate that Democrats are putting the full faith and credit of the country at risk by their unwillingness to compromise. That is how we have ended up with the mess of ObamaCare to begin with. Democrats and the President arrogantly forced this garbage on us via a one party vote. Nothing this drastic has even been passed or forced on the public without at least some bi-partisan support. As usual with Democrats, it is their way or the highway. Any shutdown that happens will be on the shoulders of Democrats and this President, who stubbornly refuse to work across the aisle. Republicans have already made compromises on this plan.
      The President has already shown us that he is willing to delay or change parts of the law when it comes to his friends. He also doesn't enforce existing immigration law, so we know that just because a law isn't in place, it can't be changed. DOMA was also in place, but it got changed.

      September 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      Immigration laws were also passed and are in effect. So why doesn't this President abide by the law and enforce it?

      September 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol, jn. Sure thing. Lol.

      September 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Number of government shutdowns due to DOMA: 0. I know equal civil rights must make some uncomfortable. I am, however, not one of them.
      You see, the equal protection clause of the Constitution was being violated. The SC ruled on ACA. And ruled it as not violating any Constitutional rights.
      Using it to force a default on paying the bills we already owe is ridiculous.

      September 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • grammy

      I agree. I wish we could fire the whole bunch of them NOW! Useless twits with no common sense. I can't wait for the next election.

      September 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Blocked again? Wth? But yet you leave KRs potty mouth post UP?

    September 30, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Thats wrong. Its the republicans and more specifically the tea party!

    September 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    /sec, 9009 {unoisutuib if abbyak fee ib neducak device manufacturers and importer}{repealed and replaced} {Repealed by section 1405(d) of HCERA, without redesignation of succeeding sections; previously amemnded by section 10904(a) of PPACA. Note section 1405(a)-(c) of HCERA amended the IRC to provide an excise tax on medical device manufacturers, as follows(a) [/sec. 1405(a) of HCERA] In general -chapeter 32 of the internal revenue code of 1986 is amended.–
    (1) by inserting after subchapter D the following new chapter:
    Subchapter E- medical devices
    Sec 4191. Medical devices.
    (a) In general there is hereby imposed on the sale of any taxable medical device by the manufacturer, producer, or importer a tax equal to 2.3 percent of the price for which so sold.

    September 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      1st line should say Imposition of annual fee on medical device manufacturers and importers. lol

      September 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      1st line should say "Imposition of annual fee on medical device manufacturers and importers." lol

      September 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rupert

    @ Banasy. Lol. Sure thing

    September 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I have tried for an hour to put the Medical device part of the bill on here, CNN.
    Exemptions are glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and other medical devices generally used by public at retail for individual use.

    September 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    I think this has to do with manufacturers, producers and importers. Makes the importers want to come back or be in US. By the way I figured the $120. wheelchair at 6% yesterday, costing $6. in this tax, it would only be $2.40 more. But since the wheelchair would be used by a public individual, the tax would not apply.

    September 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    Makes you think to whom this applies to as far as congress goes, I wonder how many of them own or have stock in a manufacturing company, a company overseas, or producer of these products, huh?

    September 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    @Art of conversation, Hello, I think I came in on a conversation in progress. What mine is or was,i s the part of Obamacare that the republicans are railing about the medical device tax. I tried for 45min to an hour to print what is there, after being rejected, being told it was a duplicate and then they would not post the other paragraphs of the bill. So needless to say I left it as is.

    September 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
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