FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Except for some judges, the Republicans and some Democrats, President Barack Obama's health care reform law is very popular.
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A top Republican says the House is likely to vote next week to block funding for the president's signature law.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says it's expected to be an amendment during House debate on cutting at least $32 billion from the government's budget.
Although it's unlikely such a measure would make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate, it could still set the stage for another partisan showdown over health care. And it's not just Republicans who are questioning the scope of the health care law.
A group of moderate Senate Democrats is considering rolling back the individual mandate that requires everyone buy health insurance.
They haven't decided yet whether they'll propose legislation; but if they do team up with Republicans on this one, it could be a major embarrassment for the president.
Many of these moderate Democrats are up for re-election next year and represent states that Obama lost in 2008.
The controversial individual mandate has also been shot down by some judges. Most recently, a Florida federal judge ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the whole health care law should be thrown out.
This could very well set up a Supreme Court challenge over health care, not to mention the two dozen other court challenges pending across the country.
Here’s my question to you: Is President Obama's health care law destined for the scrap heap?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Loren in Chicago writes:
Nothing in Washington ever gets placed on the scrap heap; the so-called health care reform will continue to live on in one form or another. There is a need for true health care reform, but given the political and economic interests, the likelihood of having a system that actually works for all citizens is practically nil.
Herman in Portland, Oregon writes:
Jack, With over 50% of the American people opposed to the law and many states calling the mandate unconstitutional, poor CBO numbers on the costs, etc… the partisan law should be headed for the scrap heap. This should have been a bipartisan law to begin with. Why are we now trying to fix it with bipartisan support? The way this law was passed was a joke and an excellent example of what the American people are tired of in Washington.
Michael in Columbus, Ohio writes:
I do not believe the individual mandate is wrong or the bill is destined for the 'scrap heap'. I find this question of the individual mandate to buy and have health insurance no different than many state mandates that automobile owners have auto insurance.
Yes, they only took a problem and made it worse. The insurance companies and the drug manufacturers are the only ones who like the law as it's written. If Congress had the same insurance as everyone else, it would make a huge difference. We were better off the way we were. And by the way I'm someone who doesn't have insurance. Couldn't afford it then, can't afford it now.
Jack in Washington writes:
ObamaCare is the proverbial camel designed by committee. It looks funny and it's ungainly, but it holds water better than any beast that has come before it. If there's poetic justice, the Republicans and Tea Partiers will dry up fighting it.