Health-care law more popular despite Trump’s repeated attempts to destroy it

HayJenn

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Trump has begun a fresh assault on the Affordable Care Act, declaring his intent to come up with a new health-care plan and backing a state-led lawsuit to eliminate the entire law. But Trump and Republicans face a major problem: The 2010 law known as Obamacare has become more popular and enmeshed in the country’s health-care system over time. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid — including more than a dozen run by Republicans — and 25 million more Americans are insured, with millions more enjoying coverage that is more comprehensive because of the law.

Even Republicans who furiously fought the creation of the law and won elections with the mantra of repeal and replace speak favorably of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Quite obviously, more people have health insurance than would otherwise have it, so you got to look at it as positive,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a recent interview. Today, Grassley is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the panel that would be responsible for drafting a new health-care law, and he has shown little enthusiasm for Trump’s call for congressional Republicans to produce a replacement for the ACA.

Despite the attacks, the ACA has become increasingly entrenched in the American health-care system. “I don’t think most people understand the details, but they have a real sense that it would be a setback for health-care coverage in this country if the ACA were wiped out,” said former representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who helped write the law. If the law were to be eliminated “it would be total chaos,” said former Ohio governor John Kasich, one of the leading Republicans to embrace parts of the ACA.

In the 2018 midterms, voters in the Republican-leaning states of Nebraska, Utah and Idaho approved ballot initiatives expanding Medicaid. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently approved Maine’s Medicaid expansion, which was also approved via the ballot. Even in states that have tried to reject the ACA wherever possible, the law has had a marked impact. Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia — which are among the 14 states that still refuse to expand Medicaid — have the most marketplace enrollees, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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I think this will be one of the biggest issues that will defeat Trump. And maybe even some R senators who support him.
 
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I think this will be one of the biggest issues that will defeat Trump. And maybe even some R senators who support him.
LMAO @ the Alt Left Universe.

Back in the real world, Obamacare led to the biggest loss the Democrat Party had seen since 1920's.

But, hey .....

If the fake news Bezos Post says the law is popular .....

Well then it has to be true ..... right :rolleyes:
 
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HayJenn

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He's right though, it's too expensive for many families. That has to change or else even popularity won't save it.
Again, lots of D candidate have ideas on healthcare.

The R's have zero

Every poll has healthcare as the #1 issue to them.

It's why even people are hardcore as Grassley does not support the full repeal of the ACA.
 
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johnflesh

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So.....since the ACA is soooooo horrible, why hasn't it crashed and burned yet?
Because that's not how it works PE. What do you mean by crash and burn and why would you expect that to be the outcome of a "horrible" government run solution? That's not how it works, at all.
 

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Again, lots of D candidate have ideas on healthcare.

The R's have zero

Every poll has healthcare as the #1 issue to them.

It's why even people are hardcore as Grassley does not support the full repeal of the ACA.
That doesn't change my statement whatsoever. It's too expensive.

Do we need a solution to healthcare, absolutely. Can it be government run, sure, why not.
Is the first iteration of the solution the best, absolutely not.

Let's not pretend that because one "side" doesn't have a solution that the current is good. That's a false equivalent.
 
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LMAO @ the Alt Left Universe.

Back in the real world, Obamacare led to the biggest loss the Democrat Party had seen since 1920's.

But, hey .....

If the fake news Bezos Post says the law is popular .....

Well then it has to be true ..... right :rolleyes:
You going to cut yourself off when you reach the old cap, John? I sure know I will.

Also thinking about just cancelling if I get sick because....you know.... socialism....
 

HayJenn

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That doesn't change my statement whatsoever. It's too expensive.

Do we need a solution to healthcare, absolutely. Can it be government run, sure, why not.
Is this the first iteration of the solution the best, absolutely not.

Let's not pretend that because one "side" doesn't have a solution that the current is good. That's a false equivalent.
Then you tell me - what is the Republican idea?

Off course it's too expensive. We have the highest medical costs in the world.

I like the idea some of the candidates are floating

You can buy into Medicare earlier - or keep your private insurance

And also have proposals that would bring down the cost of drugs.
 
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