How the Senate Just Changed the Obamacare Debate Forever

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Last week, with little fanfare, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to begin dismantling ObamaCare. Some pundits have spun the move as little more than “political posturing” or a toothless act that simply fulfills the campaign promises of a newly elected GOP majority. The truth is that this Senate vote is much bigger than ObamaCare supporters would like you to believe. In fact, the Senate vote has literally changed the ObamaCare debate forever.

The Senate bill repealed the employer and individual mandates, repealed the Cadillac and medical device taxes, eliminated exchange subsidies, and removed the federal government’s authority to run the ObamaCare exchanges. All good things.

But what may be the most significant—and least discussed—change is sure to send shockwaves through all 50 state capitals: the U.S. Senate voted to repeal ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion entirely.