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Will ObamaCare's Rocky Rollout Resurrect the GOP Repeal Movement?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, obama, politics, republicans, congress, usa, u.s., media )

Cal
- 336 days ago - theweek.com
The shutdown may be finished, but Republicans may get another shot at ObamaCare



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Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:42 am
Everything has growing pains. This is quite early and could well be due to sabotage. Obama is right. This will be a better and less expensive health care system than America has ever had before. The most likely reason for the early failure is that so many people wanted to enroll all at once. Just shows that people do need it.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:24 pm
It doesn't take a rocky roll out to resurrect the Republicanus/Teabagger challenge to the ACA. They are already committed to stopping Obamacare any way they can. Personally, it is a fool's errand, but then nobody ever said the Republicanus/Teabggers were smart! As someone who has universal healthcare, it is the only way to go. Obamacare is not universal healthcare, but it is a step in the correct direction.
 

James Maynard (68)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:38 pm
Liked one (Kentucky?) Governor's response,
he said everyone needs to "chill" and likened
this to the rocky rollout of Medicare.
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:46 pm
Agree with Lynn...the GOPTP don't need an excuse to keep on with their vindictive and futile repeal of ACA. There doesn't seem to be bright bulb in the whole pack.
 

William Koeppen (9)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:48 pm
DID It Cost Taxpayers 24 Billion !!!!!! Then NO ACA will Be Fine !!!!!
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:08 pm
I hope this leads to universal care or single payer. It would be the best thing for our country.
 

Gary A L. (134)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:07 pm
medicare had the same problems and ronnie raygun was crying like the little bitch he is until he became president then he loved it and someone as stupid and backward as that turd loved it what you think other people will do
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:17 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:26 pm
This article did not include the inability for people to log on to this site.Over 2,000 people logged on, but couldn't get on.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:42 pm
Noted. I was shocked to see a message in my email earlier asking me to sign for the repeal of Obamacare. (Of course I didn't even open it). I wondered how they got my name, since I support the ACA. So, yes, they are like a dog with a bone.
Like, Jamie (above), I'm hoping this leads to a single payer system. That's what I pushed for in the 1st place, but supporters were shut out of the very first meeting on the topic so many years ago now. Some were even arrested. Left an extremely bad taste in my mouth at the time. But, we've got what the Dems (who held the House during the writing/passage of the ACA) allowed, and I'm hoping changes will be made soon for the betterment of the public.....not the insurance companies.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:52 pm
The rollout won't do that. The cuts to the subsidies that make the premiums affordable, which are made practically inevitable by the deficit, might. Of course, those aren't even on the table yet and by the time they are, any repeal would be a whole lot tougher than before implementation.
 

Gary A L. (134)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 8:27 pm
you realise allen that millions tried to log on the first few days and because the rethuglicans control so many states they effectively block their states from helping just wanted to bring you up to speed not that you want the truth though , anyway doesn't fit what you want to hear
 

Bill and Katie D. (81)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:01 pm
I beleive they won't try this crap again they are afraid of not being elected Even the Governor Kasick of Ohio has agreed to allow Medicaire in the State!! They have shown what they are all about and made their own party look pretty bad also.
Thank You
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 9:27 pm
They expected 60,000 people to call in and got millions. The demand is there. No one could have expected those numbers. National news reported this evening that those in favor of the ObamaCare has raisen about 10% from last month. I think people are starting to realize that the Republicans have been lying to them about what the program was about.
 

Karen Chestney (108)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:53 pm
Thanks.......Resurrect???? It was never dead! Repubs. never intended to "give-up" on try to stop The ACA.They are to afraid people will "like" having health care !
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:17 am
So they were incompetent in the roll out as in so many things. Were it the DoD, y'all would be screaming bloody murder. Now it's "growing pains".
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:49 am
I'm pissed that those in charge of the Obamacare roll out are pretty much dropping the ball. Those in charge should had expected a mass amount of interest, BUT I do understand, no matter how well prepare an organization can be, high volume internet traffic can crash ANY website. Most of us have experience this during Christmas season or during a Black Friday or Cyber Monday, right? Also, how are we not surprised that the same Repugs that wanted to repeal Obamacare are now jumping on ANY glitch, problem or delay associated with the Obamacare roll out? The Repugs have only one mission, and that is to be a pain in the you know what! Repugs don't want to be part of any solution, just part of the problem, or better yet, to create a problem (or a conspiracy), where none exists!
 

Lona Goudswaard (70)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:20 pm
All new systems, especially such a large system as this rolled out across different states, will have it's hiccups and will crash whenever the demand is too high. And any system can be sabotaged, either from the outside by launching massive attacks and bombarding it with information so it crashed, or from the inside by hacking into it or building in some 'special features'. All of this has been known to happen with other systems, so it was to be expected.

And given the never-ending, murderous doggedness with which the GOP/TP is trying to repeal the ACA, even letting the whole country teeter on the brink of disaster in it's pursuit, are we absolutely convinced that no hackers or software specialists are working against the system to make it look bad? I put nothing past them, the GOP/TP just never has stopped trying to get Obamacare repealed.
 
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