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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:23 AM

Republicans Have a Big Health Care Problem

December 18, 2018 at 9:56 am EST By Taegan Goddard

Now that a Texas judge has ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — all because of its individual mandate — a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll suggests Republicans “may find themselves wishing for a different outcome.”

“There is little hope of a deal with Democrats on health reform in a divided Congress if the decision is upheld. Democrats will now use the 2020 campaign to paint Republicans as threatening a host of popular provisions in the ACA. And here’s the kicker: protections for pre-existing conditions, the provision that played such a big role in the midterms, is not even the most popular one.”

Here are some of the more popular provisions that would be eliminated — in order of their popularity:

Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26: 82% of the public supports this, including 66% of Republicans.

Subsidies for lower and moderate income people: 81% support this, including 63% of Republicans.

Closing the “donut hole” so there’s no gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage: 81% like this, as do 80% of Republicans.

Eliminating costs for many preventive services: 79% support this, as do 68% of Republicans.
Medicaid expansion: 77% like it, as do 55% of Republicans.


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https://politicalwire.com/2018/12/18/republicans-have-a-big-health-care-problem/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:25 AM

1. Murderous motherfuckers.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:52 AM

3. ABSOLUTELY!!!!

And IQ45 has the balls to walk out onto the WH grounds and celebrate the judge's ruling!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:31 AM

2. How soon

could this potentially end up before SCOTUS? And how many times can this be litigated? Are Republican activists just going to keep filing lawsuits over and over again espousing new and crazier theories to try to get the law overturned and then "shopping" for Judges whom will support them?

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