GOP Finds Itself Stuck On Obamacare Repeal, Thanks To Their Obsession With The Deficit

GOP Finds Itself Stuck On Obamacare Repeal, Thanks To Their Obsession With The Deficit

Repealing Obamacare “root and branch” is proving far more difficult than simply passing a bill that gets rid of the whole thing, as Republicans like to tout. Politico did an in-depth look at what it will take to repeal Obamacare, and, to put it simply, Republicans have stumbled into a thick briar patch from which there may be no true escape. First of all, Politico says that there are parts of the…

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Even Barney Frank admits Barack Obama shamelessly lied to the American people to get Obamacare passed – and lie, he did. He promised that Americans could keep their insurance plans, that they could keep their doctors, and that Obamacare would save the average family $2500 per year. Not only were all of those lies, Obama knew they were lies when he made those promises.

Win for women’s health! Insurance companies have been breaking the law and failing to give women the no-cost birth control that they deserve. We fought back and the Department of Health and Human Services – which helps enforce the health care law – made it absolutely clear that all women’s FDA-approved birth control methods must be covered. Take that, insurance companies!

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A self-professed “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” Tea Partier named James Webb took to YouTube on Monday to announce that he is seriously considering voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election because he’s afraid that a Republican might repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Seemingly aware that his confession might be understood as hoax by conservatives and liberals alike, Webb presented his dilemma with a pained sincerity, saying that “I’m kind of having a difficult decision — I don’t know which party to vote for.”

The Democrat Party, he said, has done more for him in past 20 years than GOP.

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in a major new lawsuit against Obamacare this June, and the health coverage for millions hangs in the balance.

This challenge to the Affordable Care Act, called King v. Burwell, came from longtime Obamacare opponents who claim that, because of a key phrase in the law, the federal government may provide tax credit subsidies only in states that operate their own health insurance exchanges. Thirty-four states declined to establish these marketplaces, and instead left that responsibility in the hands of the federal government.

If the Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in this case, it would eliminate health insurance subsidies for 7.5 million low- and moderate-income people in those states, causing most of them to become uninsured when their premiums become unaffordable without financial assistance.

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Thanks To Obamacare, Nearly 9 In 10 American Adults Now Have Insurance

The national uninsurance rate continues to drop to historic lows under the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that the law is making significant progress in its goal of reducing the number of people going without health care coverage. Now, nearly nine in ten American adults say they have insurance, according to the latest survey from Gallup.

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman attacked his fellow pundits — especially those on the right — who refuse to acknowledge that the dire predictions they made about Obamacare and its effect on the American economy never came to pass. He labeled them “Obamacare truthers,” and noted that instead of being intellectually honest and admitting that they were wrong about the Affordable Care Act’s economic impact, they are attempting to revise history by claiming, for example, that they always said that more people would be insured, and that the real issue has always been the quality of their new coverage.

“Refusing to accept responsibility for past errors is a serious character flaw in one’s private life.“