GOP Rep. Mo Brooks says town hall protests may prevent Obamacare repeal

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(CNN)Republican Rep. Mo Brooks said Thursday that protests at town halls around the country might prevent Republican lawmakers from repealing the Affordable Care Act.
"I'll tell you, Toni, there are a, in my opinion, a significant number of congressmen who are being impacted by these kinds of protests and their spine is a little bit weak," the Alabama congressman said in an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. "And I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active, they're putting pressure on congressman and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country."
GOP Rep. Mo Brooks says town hall protests may prevent Obamacare repeal - CNNPolitics.com

they are showing up with their ID or their zip codes on display. Protesters want these Republican's to know they aren't plants and they aren't paid protester. But, the big news is Republican's are responding to the protest in a manner that they should be. What a concept - eh? A elected official actually listening to their constituents. Keep in mind, this is only the first time congress members had to face their constituents since Trump was sworn in.
 
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Gee! Maybe people don't want it repealed! Did they ever think of that? Good for these folks for putting their IDs on display. The GOP needs to realize that their constituents do not want the ACA gone.
 
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Gee! Maybe people don't want it repealed! Did they ever think of that? Good for these folks for putting their IDs on display. The GOP needs to realize that their constituents do not want the ACA gone.
they're the dog that caught the car. No doubt. It's nice to see that Republican's bend to the will of the people.
 

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Might as well let it die on its own.

“It is in a death spiral,” Bertolini said in a video interview with the Wall Street Journal that aired Wednesday on the newspaper’s website. He predicted that more insurers will drop out of the market for 2018, following Humana Inc.’s decision to quit Obamacare entirely for next year.

Aetna, too, is mulling whether to further reduce its presence in the markets set up by the ACA. The company cut its footprint to four states for this year, from 15, after losing about $450 million on sales of ACA plans last year.

Bertolini has been saying for months that the ACA’s markets are deteriorating. In October, he said that rising rates would push healthy people away from Obamacare, leaving insurers with sicker customers, and forcing premiums even higher. The increasing burden of medical costs as fewer and fewer healthy customers enroll are among the conditions that create an insurance death spiral.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/aetna-ceo-says-obamacare-in-a-death-spiral-with-sick-customers
 
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If they actually do. If they do a full repeal, they'll bring all sorts of hell on themselves, and rightly so.
they voted to repeal it, what , about 50 times? Now, since Trump was elected they haven't voted on it one single time? Hmmmm.
 
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"repealing" Obamacare is a simple matter of not enforcing the penalty, while simultaneously informing the health insurance industry that they're free (imagine that!) to offer quality, customizable policies that aren't saddled with potentially unwanted 'minimum coverage' nonsense.

Too, I'd start working on a plan that would incentivize people to leave HMOs and PPOs and other constructs that incentivize overuse of insurance and healthcare services. The full cost of health insurance should be borne by the individual....this would bring some level of organic cost controls back to both the healthcare insurance and healthcare provider industries.
 
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"repealing" Obamacare is a simple matter of not enforcing the penalty, while simultaneously informing the health insurance industry that they're free (imagine that!) to offer quality, customizable policies that aren't saddled with potentially unwanted 'minimum coverage' nonsense.

Too, I'd start working on a plan that would incentivize people to leave HMOs and PPOs and other constructs that incentivize overuse of insurance and healthcare services. The full cost of health insurance should be borne by the individual....this would bring some level of organic cost controls back to both the healthcare insurance and healthcare provider industries.
Get back to the original Republican health care plan, pay or die.
 
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