On the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, tens of millions of people are now insured who previously were not, and women, seniors, students and young people have received preventative care that was previously unattainable for them.
No wonder Republicans want to put an end to that.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken the reform act’s anniversary date as the perfect time to inform voters that if the Republicans win the majority in 2012, all of that will be immediately taken away.† Sen. McConnell told Politico, “What I have said is if Iím the majority leader in the Senate, repeal of Obamacare in its entirety will be the first item up in the Republican United States Senate.”
The GOP has long been touting the mantra of “Repeal and Replace,” although their emphasis has primarily been on “repeal.”† They haven’t spoke much about exactly what they would replace the ACA with.† But they can tell you that it won’t be “death panels.”
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