Monday, November 24th, 2014

Would repealing Obamacare be easier than repealing Prohibition?

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, sent this tweet. But how accurate is the claim?
The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, sent this tweet. But how accurate is the claim?

The Heritage Foundation opposes the Affordable Care Act, so it created a tweet that featuring a black-and-white photograph of people celebrating the 21st Amendment, which made it legal to buy, sell, transport and drink alcohol. The caption was: "FACT: Repealing Obamacare would be easier than repealing Prohibition."

The tweet seems logical at first glance — after all, Prohibition was a constitutional amendment, while Obama’s health care law is "only" a law. But would it really be easier? Experts say the issue is actually more complicated than it looks. We rated their claim Half True. Read our report for full details.