Obama-care isn't the actual name of the health plan. I just hope they resolve this quickly, if they shutdown for a few days then no big deal but if it goes on for lets say 3 weeks then it will start to hurt our economy etc....
But the PPACA is not known by many.
Senate kills latest ObamaCare counter-offer, bill kicks back to House
Published September 30, 2013
DEVELOPING: The Senate voted for the second time Monday to kill a Republican counter-offer that would rein in ObamaCare while funding the government, kicking the bill back to the House with only a couple hours left on the clock before the government begins to shut down.
Lawmakers are facing a midnight deadline to reach an agreement on a government spending bill. Senate Democrats vow they will not accept any proposal that targets ObamaCare.
The latest House bill would have delayed the law's individual mandate while prohibiting lawmakers, their staff and top administration officials from getting government subsidies for their health care.
The Senate voted 54-46 along party lines to reject it.
ORIGINAL STORY: The House on Monday narrowly approved a new Republican counterproposal to both rein in ObamaCare and fund the government, with just hours to go until a midnight shutdown deadline.
Senate Democrats have already warned that they will not consider any measure that targets ObamaCare. They plan to take up -- and likely reject -- the GOP bill within the hour. That will leave roughly two hours on the clock before midnight.
The House approved its latest proposal on a 228-201 vote.
The new counterproposal would delay the health law's individual mandate by a year, and also prohibit members of Congress, their staffers and other officials from receiving additional government subsidies for their health care. That provision caused consternation among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with some reluctant to hurt their own staff by taking away additional subsidies for their health care costs. According to the site Legistorm, the average House staffer salary is under $60,000. Twelve Republicans peeled off in the latest vote to oppose the bill.
Amid the drama, President Obama said he's holding out hope that Congress will come together "in the 11th hour."
A shutdown "does not have to happen," Obama said, during remarks at the White House. The president has calle