What should the new Congress do about Obamacare?

although a pure repeal vote might gain a majority in the new Republican Senate for the first time, it remains extremely unlikely to overcome the 60-vote minimum for a procedural cloture motion that would end Senate debate and permit a floor vote on its merits. Even a vote for full repeal by both houses of Congress would still have to muster two-thirds of the vote in both the House and Senate to override a predictably immediate veto by President Obama. So, as a practical matter, the votes on Capitol Hill just are not there for a successful enactment of full repeal in the new Congress, even after last November’s elections.

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