If Romney wins, can he kill PPACA?
June 29, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
Can someone explain to me how November's Presidential Election in the USA would impact the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?
posted by royalsong to law & government (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Bob is an acquaintance of mine and he seems convinced that everyone's poopooing over the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday isn't going to matter because Romney is going to win the election and.. totally kill PPACA with a sharp pen and a signature.. I assume.
Now, I think he's misinformed, but I am not an informed individual myself. If Romney wins, can he do anything about PPACA?
I know our President can't make laws and at best he can encourage Congress to write a bill. All he really has is a say in the end whether he signs it or not. If the current congress supports PPACA (Does it?) can a new President really swoop in and change their minds?
Or is this a case of the current Congress really not liking PPACA but can't do anything about it because they know the current President would veto anything they try to do?
If someone could help clear this up for me, I'd appreciate it. I'm one of those people that PPACA would help.. but I don't want to get my hopes up in case November brings with it the death knell of the act.