Should Nancy Pelosi be unable to assemble sufficient votes to pass ObamaCare, look for ObamaCare to live on, to resurface after the November election, even if the Democrats lose a lot of seats. Jack Kemp, writing on tbirdnow.mee, looks ahead to such a possibility:
As Jack notes, this will be moot should Pelosi get her majority vote. But there is no reason to believe the issue must come to a head by any particular date if the carrots and the sticks haven't worked yet. As Pelosi said, she never stops whipping.
On the surface, a soon to be Democratic ex-Congressperson has nothing to further lose in voting for the ObamaCare Bill in mid-November or December. But there are other considerations they might have, including possibly not wanting to be associated with an ex-Speaker.
The only thing one can say with some degree of certainty is that the people who believe that manipulations and intrigues involving the ObamaCare bill, be it attempts to pass a first version with "reconciliations" or any other amended versions, will not see an end to this struggle until the new Congress meets... .