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    How will Republicans deal with the Affordable Care Act?

    How will Republicans deal with the Affordable Care Act?
    I believe the Whitehouse can and will exercise theirdiscretionary powers to undermine or disrupt the operations of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Regardlessof president Trumpís statements, he will actively strive to undermine ACA.

    The questions are to the extent of possible disruption if congressional Republicans do not choose to hinder the White-Houseís efforts, or to what extent they choose to assist or oppose the White-House in this matter?
    To what extent can the congressional Republicans act to assist the president if they wish to deny complicity before their constitutes,or would they be unconcerned with the effects upon their reputations?

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    The first question is, can the President remove the individual mandate by EO?

    The next question is, will the GOP reps sit back and let it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    The first question is, can the President remove the individual mandate by EO?

    The next question is, will the GOP reps sit back and let it happen?
    Trump has already told the IRS not to enforce it.

    As for the act itself it will remain in place as is.

    Since the democrats think nothing is wrong with it than that should be a win for them.

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    It is not how will "Repubilcans" deal with it, it is how will 3 republicans deal in the future.

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    When you now file taxes (starting last year) you can simply opt out of the mandate by clicking a button that says you are in financial hardship.

    No proof required, you just click.

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    There is a political risk for any Republican lawman to have ACA undermined. People need to be covered for thei medical expenses and if they are no more, there will be consequences and the people who will loose their coverage will not be ready to vote for GOP people....... And there is a majority of Americans who want to keep the services ACA is providing, with whatever new name you call it... And the trend in the whole world in developped countries is to have compusory health insurance... And to what a point can the US afforf socially to go against this trend...... It would be more logical to challende the costs of healtcare in the US in terms of global performance and results......even if free enterprises, competition appear to many Americans as a religious belief to reduce costs... But reality is far more complex.....

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    I imagine this whole healthcare thing was staged.

    Yeah they knew they couldn't touch it but had to go through the motions while ultimately taking no action.

    Now when the ACA fails the people will ask them to fix it.

    Good move on the republicans part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    The first question is, can the President remove the individual mandate by EO?

    The next question is, will the GOP reps sit back and let it happen?
    Spooky was finally right about something!

    The President has already issued an EO to halt enforcement of the individual mandate. He has also killed funding for announcing the annual sign-up period and threatened to withhold subsidies to private sector insurance providers who operate in the exchanges.
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    Just a few details.

    If the law is undermined with actions that change it, then it cannot be said to have failed on its own, but because people did things to cause it to fail.

    I'm not sure how that would help the party of those that helped it to fail, but rather their opposition, as Americans will realize that single payer and taking health care mostly or entirely out of the "for-profit" universe, (perhaps also, as much out of the political arena as possible, as well) is the better choice for America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotaFrayed View Post
    Just a few details.

    If the law is undermined with actions that change it, then it cannot be said to have failed on its own, but because people did things to cause it to fail.

    I'm not sure how that would help the party of those that helped it to fail, but rather their opposition, as Americans will realize that single payer and taking health care mostly or entirely out of the "for-profit" universe, (perhaps also, as much out of the political arena as possible, as well) is the better choice for America.
    Let us know when they pass something to do that.

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