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Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:00 PM

Health care is now front and center

The majority of Americans know someone who does not have adequate access to health care, or simply cannot afford adequate health care.

The Republican Party has no interest in solving this crisis.

If you want to persuade voters to vote Democratic in the upcoming elections, discuss the health care crisis.

Here's an article discussing this issue for your reference.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/democrats-october-surprise-midterms-hint-it-has-do-health-care-n881591

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Reply Health care is now front and center (Original post)
NY_20th Jun 10 OP
duforsure Jun 10 #1
Turbineguy Jun 10 #2
NY_20th Jun 10 #4
RDANGELO Jun 10 #6
Turbineguy Jun 11 #17
tblue37 Jun 12 #21
RDANGELO Jun 10 #3
NY_20th Jun 10 #7
BigmanPigman Jun 10 #5
Hoyt Jun 10 #8
NY_20th Jun 10 #9
Hoyt Jun 10 #10
NY_20th Jun 10 #11
Turbineguy Jun 11 #18
xmas74 Jun 10 #12
NY_20th Jun 10 #13
xmas74 Jun 10 #14
NY_20th Jun 10 #16
xmas74 Jun 12 #19
NY_20th Jun 12 #20
xmas74 Jun 12 #24
ooky Jun 10 #15
area51 Jun 12 #22
Cha Jun 12 #23
ck4829 Sunday #25

Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:03 PM

1. trump and the gop

want only the elites to have health care, and Social Security is also next for them to destroy, which they've already started on it to. Its amazing so many American people could be conned into voting against themselves so easily.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:05 PM

2. Word is going out that rates

will rise next year. I don't know where this comes from, but smell something GOP-like.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:15 PM

4. It's coming from Republicans who are sabotaging access to health care.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:19 PM

6. They will continue to rise unless the government puts the hammer down on the insurance companies, or

maybe if you had a public option. That's not going to happen as long as the Republicans are in control. There are like five insurance companies that control like 80% of the market.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 09:58 AM

17. I'm wondering if they are creating a talking point.

They put out the word that rates are going up, but then they don't or only a little. Republicans take the credit. Ratfucking is their playbook.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:13 AM

21. Because they killed the individual mandate. nt

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:11 PM

3. and the Republicans own it.

They have had both houses and the presidency and they couldn't do anything. They have been shown to be a big fraud on health care.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:34 PM

7. Yes. And we need to hammer them on this issue.

Lack of health care and lack of affordable health care is an issue that affects everyone. We are the leaders on this front.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:18 PM

5. This IS THE ISSUE for Dems to run with and WIN with!

Voters in both parties want AFFORDABLE healthcare and that can land US a midterm win if the Dems shout it loud and long enough before Nov. All those people who called, wrote, protested and went to town halls are not happy with the GOP over this issue. Those rocket scientists who thought that Obamacare and the ACA were unrelated got a wake up call after the election. Fux Ruse didn't tell them that the ACA is the same exact thing as the "evil Obamacare". They hated Obamacare but that ACA thing that they heard horror stories for years about turned out to be not so bad after all. Gee, go figure.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 08:53 PM

8. Healthcare was an issue in 2016. Too many voters still went for trump.

Hopefully HC will be a bigger deal this year, but Iíll have to see positive vote results to believe it.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:13 PM

9. True.

However they went for Trump because something scared them more than healthcare and access to health care.

Now that the "perceived threat" is no longer there, I expect that the majority of voters will once again focus on concerns that matter to them personally, rather than fear of "others".

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Response to NY_20th (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:17 PM

10. I hope I'm wrong, but you'd think even GOPers would be complaining about this.

Havenít seen it.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 09:25 PM

11. Yet we have seen their constituents complaining.

If you recall, the Republicans were avoiding their townhalls and other meetings when they attempted to repeal the ACA.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 10:01 AM

18. They do complain.

And it's Obama's fault. Or Nancy Pelosi. Or somebody who is non-republican.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 10:06 PM

12. Some still don't care.

I've heard people say that if a person wants decent insurance they should find a good job that pays for it. I've heard a few especially heartless state that if parents can't afford it then they shouldn't be insured through CHIPS or other programs. When asked if the choice is state insurance or a child death the comment was that "God will just call them to Him."

(I heard this exact comment a week ago while working a GOTV booth. Of course they had state pay on their eight kids but "that's different".)

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 10:37 PM

13. hmmm, I assume you are in a deep red district.

That must be frustrating for you. It also seems that you've been dealing with very cruel people.

Here is the section of the Democratic Platform that deals with health care.

https://www.democrats.org/party-platform#healthcare



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Response to NY_20th (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 10:57 PM

14. I already know the section.

I'm just letting you know that there are voters who really don't care if others live or die.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 11:22 PM

16. Yeah, I think we are all aware of that.

But good people still outnumber deplorables.

Find them, register them. When we vote, we win.

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Response to NY_20th (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:01 AM

19. In my area it's all about guns.

They are more concerned about guns and who is in the next bathroom stall.

Believe me, I've volunteered for twenty plus years in this area and it's all going downhill. In other areas things will change but one focus and one topic will not work everywhere. And if you speak up around here you have phony accounts on Facebook sending you messages with your address, telling you to shut up. My seventeen year old was out canvassing last week, appropriately dressed with a name tag introducing herself. She had one person tell her that if he saw her on his block again he had a bullet with her name. Another turned on the sprinkler. Another called the police, describing her and said she was breaking in to a house. (Yes, the police responded.)

In some areas they just don't care.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:09 AM

20. Wow!

I certainly wouldn't want to live in your town.

That's just crazy.

You should alert authorities about the person who threatened your daughter with a bullet.

I don't know where you are, but there must be a more inhabited metropolitan area in your vicinity that would perhaps be safer for you and your daughter.

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Response to NY_20th (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:27 PM

24. The authorities know.

They said if she was in his yard at the time it's a formal of Castle Doctrine.

She's a full time college student in our town. This school is the only one in my state offering her major, she has a big scholarship, she has alumni mentors at the school.

We're buckling in and riding it out.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 10, 2018, 11:00 PM

15. This almost always comes from someone who has a job or other access to healthcare.

Most of them will change their song book when their circumstances change.

I think an effective campaign ad would be to show a dramatization of a family kitchen table discussion, who just lost their job and access to health care, with the message "what will you do when this happens to you?" And then point out the statistics of how many will lose their health care next year, how many bankruptcies, etc.

Also, a dramatization of a family who will be impacted by Trump's policy of removing protection for pre-existing conditions coverage.

These ads, followed by our party's unified push for Medicare for All.

One thing we need to clearly point out is that these Republicans HAD a health care bill, and it DID NOT LOWER THE COST OF HEALTH CARE. Instead it raided Medicaid to give money to the rich.

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Response to ooky (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:32 AM

22. THIS.

It'd also be great to have an ad showing a "fat cat" insurance company executive (played by an actor) laughing while rubberstamping "denied" on people's health care claims.

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:51 AM

23. Yes, they've killed CHIP and now they're going to

Off Pre-existing Conditions being OK to get insurance.

GOTV PEEPS who care about issues like that!

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Response to NY_20th (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 08:29 AM

25. K&R, the world's greatest healthcare system is anything but

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