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With the GOP now in control of both chambers of the Congress, what are the likely scenarios regarding the Affordable Care Act? It depends of course on political calculations within the Republican Party.
The GOP appears split on whether the ACA can, and should, be re-litigated to 2016. House Speaker John Boehner will probably post a bill for a repeal of the ACA in its entirety. The new Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, will have no choice but to post a Senate vote. In the absence of a Democratic filibuster, the President will obviously veto the bill, telling Republicans he is willing to “fix” some parts of the law.