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Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

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By ANDREW TAYLOR

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"“We must act quickly to bring relief to the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell"

They must be out of their mind! Or do they have a better plan to cover those who really need it the most? I doubt it!! So far it's just "get rid of Obamacare and then we'll see". Doesn't work that way.

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Still no sign of a replacement scheme.....

Over the weeks and months it's coming according to Paul Ryan. It must be something amazing after 10 years of planning.

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Good. Enjoy explaining it to the 30 million Americans who lose their healthcare, and the thousands of others who will now die as a result.

Sorry folks, our "political beliefs" matter more than your lives.

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Good. Enjoy explaining it to the 30 million Americans who lose their healthcare, and the thousands of others who will now die as a result.

30 million Americans will lose their healthcare? Sort of like what happened when the ACA came into efffect, after Obama had promised 'if you like your plan, you can keep it'? Like those Americans?

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If they break it without something to replace it, then they have to buy it

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I look forward to learning more about this "something terrific" Trump plan. I expect it to be "far less expensive" for everyone and no drop at all in numbers covered.

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Perhaps the Republican committees tasked to repeal Obamacare are the Death Panels that Sarah Palin was talking about years ago. These Death Panels will be sentencing millions of Americans to their death by denying them coverage. She finally got one right.

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They will probably use the same health care system just under a different name.

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Oh, you naysayers - Trump promised multiple times on the campaign trail to deliver a healthcare system "beautiful and terrific" and rid America of the scourge of the ACA. That was a main draw of Americans who voted for him - and while he may not have achieved a majority (or even a plurality), do you think those 46% of voters are fools? Of course he has a plan - why, he just promised last night that "repeal and replace" could happen in as quickly as one hour! After all, he's got the backing of Republican congressmen, who have been toiling on this for seven years!

What could go wrong, with the GOP in complete control?

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Unless they get single payer like my own healthcare here in Canada, they're out to systematically destroy their country no matter what words emanate from their conferences. They are millionaires and billionaires, what do they care about actual people?

Without any details USA is going to suffer

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"The future generations will not live in the legacy of a black man"

This is the only reason, apparently they won't openly say it

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ObamaTax -- the ACA was never about health care -- reduced to 4 sentences (from 10K pages):

In order to insure the uninsured, the insured first have to be uninsured.

Next, the newly uninsured have to be re-insured.

To re-insure the newly uninsured, we are required to pay extra charges (taxes) to be re-insured.

The extra charges (taxes) are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured, and then became re-insured, can pay enough extra (taxes) so that those who refused to be originally insured can be insured free-of-charge.

This is called "wealth redistribution", or progressivism; a PC way of saying communism. . .

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most of the people who will lose their benefits did either not vote at all or vote for Trump (amounts to the same thing), because (A) Hillary just wasnt perfect enough for them, or (B) going to the voting booth is just too mich trouble. Their problem if they loose their health insurance.

But they made a big problem for the world. they put a person in power who may accidently start ww3 and who will certainly do his push the world climate system over the cliff. There are no profits on Venus dude!

Donating to organisations fighting every inch of pipeline, every fracking site, every new oilrig one by one is the only thing to do.

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They must be out of their mind! Or do they have a better plan to cover those who really need it the most? I doubt it!! So far it's just "get rid of Obamacare and then we'll see". Doesn't work that way.

You mean it's crazy to pass a health care law on a party line vote and telling the representatives that they need to pass the bill in order to find out what's in it? Well come to think of it, that's how ObamaCare was passed. Therefore, I hope Republicans do the exact same thing - pass a replacement health care "scheme" with just vague outlines of what it will do and relying on Executive branch rules and regulations to flesh out the details for it's implementation. What could possibly be wrong with that? What's good for the goose is good for the gander as they say.

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Well Wolf, it's safe to say you Trump Republicans will own whatever you do to Obamacare.

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Some people want a system with maximum coverage, others want some kind of revenge?

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It turns out that the sickest of all people want to repeal affordable medicare. Kind of ironic in a way.

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Is this based on their disdain of Obama or their fear of universal healthcare making them look like communists ?

Republicans have a track record of doing ZILCH about healthcare. Look at what Reagan did (didn't do rather) about Mental Health, blocking funds for mental health programs and turning patients out on to the streets. It's ironic that dear old Ronald ended up getting shot by John Hinckley, a guy with untreated schizophrenia.

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most of the people who will lose their benefits did either not vote at all or vote for Trump

Where is your proof of this claim? Surely you aren't just making things up without any proof? A rational liberal like yourself would surely hold themselves to higher standard, right?

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