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GOP Promises To Kill Affordable Care Act [VIDEO]

GOP Promises To Kill Affordable Care Act [VIDEO]

 

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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2:01AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Perfect. And those that cannot pay their bills will go to debtor's prisons. GOP sucks.

9:34AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Perhaps an advocate of Obamacare can explain something. If we want to be more like Europe, why is the FDA purposely keeping drugs and devices off the market that are approved in Europe? Why hold back care from Americans, sometimes for years?

9:32AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Affordable insurance won't really matter if there are no doctors. Increasingly, the most experienced specialists are retiring early, selling their practices to hospitals, and opting out.



5:54PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Thank God that we have finally arrived at the stage where ALL agents of the Dark within ALL Governments worldwide (from the lowest to the highest) are to be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity. It's just a matter of days/weeks now.

2:50PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

We need UNIVERSAL healthcare. It WORKS!

1:28PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

They are Republicans, what do you expect? They only care about the Rich and Corporations.

10:06AM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

We need to EXPAND healthcare!

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-health, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-education, anti-99%, union busting, Medicare and Social Security slashing, fiscally irresponsible, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

8:40PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

I dont call it Obama Care - I call it AMERI-CARE! Why, its Health CARE for Americans. And the Repugs think they're going to kill the Ameri-care - not while I'm alive!

8:16PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

I had high hopes for Obamacare - I hoped for a public option, didn't get one. I hoped for cheaper insurance - didn't get it. I hoped that it wouldn't raise my taxes - it did!

What should have been a responsible approach to the health care system turned into a 2300 page monstrosity that Fancy Nancy said we MUST pass so that we can find out what's in it!

Where are these "tens of millions" of people that have benefited from it Robin Marty? I meet a lot of people in my line of work, and I have not met a single one that has received any benefit from it at all!

They must be invisible!

Or more likely - an outright lie fabricated by someone that wants you to believe it's really a good thing!

Did you hear the CBO has reworked the numbers and it turns out Obamacare is going to cost a whole heck of a lot more than they told us two years ago?

"Affordable" huh? For whom?

6:30PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

“If conservatives can call it Obamacare, every time a family is forced to file for bankruptcy due to a medical misfortune, or a sick child is dropped by his insurance company, or a patient dies because she can’t afford surgery, we get to call it: “Tea Bagger Care.”

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