While Washington is a little quieter now with Congress and the President being on break, there's reason to think that the conservative forces that want to kill Obamacare -- otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act (Aca) -- will try again. In light of Republican attempts and failure to repeal the ACA, one should have a better understanding as how Republicans have been able to sabotage the Health Care Law over the years before they return to Washington in September.

In comes little Marco Rubio

The reason as to why understanding that is important is because of the other forces at work that intend to push back against conservatives before the end of the year.

Because Republicans in Congress have one of their own to credit for the reason as to why they say that Obamacare has been "failing" even though it isn't necessarily the case and that is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL.) In 2014 Sen. Rubio put a provision into a financial spending bill that limited the amount of money the federal government gives to insurance providers that were part of the ACA market place.

The ACA offered a "risk corridor" program for insurance providers that would help them cover their losses from overwhelming claims they would receive for low-income people who would get coverage. Rubio's provision ended up putting a cap on the amount insurance providers would get to no more than 13-percent. The provision was "snuck" in through legislative rules which allowed it go under the radar resulting in making the Republican claims true that the insurance providers were "fleeing" the ACA.

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But this issue promises to come back up again this year due to pending litigation with some insurance providers that say they are owed money from the program. Rubio has made the argument that the money comes from tax payers and, therefore, not allowed to be used to "bailout" those insurers. But this goes to the same idea that targets the American people and the decisions they make to have health care. According to Republican ideology, the point is to not allow the government to provide coverage because it makes those people dependent on government. As part of the conservative ideology, big government is seen as the enemy of "freedom".

Will Rubio's provision resurface?

According to conservatives, "loosing freedom" is the slippery slope to being "unpatriotic" and "un-American". But the fact is that without insurance providers, the ACA will not work as intended in order to provide health care coverage for more people. In recent weeks, President Trump has threatened to seize money from insurance providers that has been paid monthly which he -- as well as other Republicans -- refer to as "bailouts".

That money has nothing to do with the money promised in risk corridors.

But if the insurance providers that are promised money from those risk corridors end up winning their law suits, the flood of at least $8 billion dollars to those providers would be embarrassing to the President and Republicans who have been trying to kill Obamacare for seven years. In the recent weeks since Republicans' repeated failures to kill the health care law, there is some indication that both Republicans and Democrats will come together to help the insurance providers. It's unknown in this case whether Sen. Rubio's restrictions will be revisited.