Ayotte: Obamacare Repeal Isn’t Going to Happen

The senator urged a bipartisan group to address the health care concerns and the law’s implementation.

US Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, walks to the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2013. Washington's risky game of political brinkmanship neared crisis point Tuesday, with no deal yet nailed down to avoid a catastrophic US debt default, just 36 hours before a crucial deadline. Despite global fears that the US government could run out of money to pay its bills on Thursday, the rift cleaving US politics and a fight for the soul of the Republican Party thwarted compromise. Hopes a nascent deal between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate would open the way to resolve a fight over raising the US borrowing limit and reopening government proved over optimistic.
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Sophie Novack
Nov. 4, 2013, 4:21 a.m.

In an ap­pear­ance on CBS This Morn­ing on Monday, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. said that while she sup­ports re­peal of the Af­ford­able Care Act, it is im­possible now, The Hill re­ports.

“I sup­port re­peal, ab­so­lutely. But the polit­ic­al real­ity is, right now that’s not go­ing to hap­pen,” she said.  

On CNN’s State of the Uni­on on Sunday, Ayotte said that prob­lems with the health care law go deep­er than is­sues with Health­Care.gov, and she urged the pres­id­ent to delay the law’s im­ple­ment­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to Politico.

“I’m call­ing on the pres­id­ent now to say let’s have a timeout on this, Mr. Pres­id­ent. You call a timeout on this,” Ayotte said. “Con­vene a group of bi­par­tis­an lead­ers to ad­dress health care con­cerns in this coun­try, be­cause this is not work­ing.”


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