This year was a very bad year for Obamacare opponents, as they suffered an agonizing loss at the Supreme Court and lost the opportunity to change course on Election Day.

Nonetheless, efforts to stop or slow the implementation of key provisions continue. State leaders, religious officials, national Republicans and even some national Democrats could play critical roles in the effort.

Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, one of the leading health policy organizations in the country. She told WND the conditions are clearly not ideal for Obamacare opponents, but she said there are glimmers of hope on the congressional front.

“The Speaker (John Boehner) has made it very, very clear that while it’s going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal the law as long as President Obama is in the White House – because he’d veto it – they have a lot of power to investigate and to defund,” Turner explained. “This administration needs more money to set up these federal exchanges, these marketplaces around the country because states are refusing to do it.  And they need money to do that. Well, if the House doesn’t appropriate it, then what’s the administration going to do?”

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