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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:17 PM

After years of assailing Obamacare, some Republicans now fear the political fallout

Republicans in Congress, fresh off an election that punished their party for opposing healthcare protections, now worry that a recent federal court ruling undermining Obamacare could give Democrats new ammunition for 2020, and they’re scrambling to thwart any attacks.

Particularly in the Senate, some Republicans want to prove to voters that they will protect popular benefits mandated by President Obama’s signature 2010 law, especially insurance coverage for people with preexisting medical conditions. They are eager to neutralize an issue that Democrats effectively used in the midterm election to gain a net 40 House seats and take control of the chamber.

“I think it would be in our best interest as Republicans to assure the public that [on] the issues like preexisting conditions, staying on your parents’ insurance until age 26 and things like that, we’re committed,” said Sen. Shelly Moore Capito, who is up for reelection in West Virginia in 2020.

Republican senators, including Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, are discussing what healthcare legislation they could introduce next year that would allow Republicans to show support for preexisting conditions protections. One possibility is legislation to address the court decision, in which federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas ruled two weeks ago that the entire healthcare law should be struck down.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-congress-healthcare-20181228-story.html

They're dead meat in 2020 and they know it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:22 PM

1. They've had years to come up with a better plan

But noooooooo. They couldn't come up with squat. Time for them to shut up and go.

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:56 PM

2. They have been saying they have a better plan for longer than the ACA has been in effect

 

More than 8 years and they have been unable to come up with a single detail. You are right, time for them to STFU, and stop pretending they have anything to offer.

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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:58 PM

3. The House Voted to Repeal Obamacare More Than 50 Times

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