Can Congress Override a Veto and Repeal Obamacare in 2015?

November 21st, 2013

The standard line has been, even if the Republicans take both houses in 2014, the President would veto any repeal of Obamacare. But what if a coalition of Republicans and vulnerable Democrats pull together in the Senate to reach 2/3. A filibuster would not be an option here. Reaching 2/3 is probably easier in the House.

It took 60 votes in the Senate to pass Obamacare. Perhaps 67 votes to repeal it?

The midterms tend to be a bloodbath for the incumbent party, but if somewhere between 60 and 100 million Americans receive cancellation notices next fall, the Democrats could be hobbled. There just could be a mandate to repeal Obamacare, and overturn the President’s veto.