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Sat Jun 24, 2017, 02:46 PM

 

The GOP are political super-scumbags. Had they never labeled the ACA "Obamacare" we would not be

fighting this healthcare fight. We may very well be fighting a different healthcare fight but no one of "Replace and Repeal."

Just remember those candid videos of people extolling the virtues of the ACA until they were told it was actually the system they called "Obamacare."

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Reply The GOP are political super-scumbags. Had they never labeled the ACA "Obamacare" we would not be (Original post)
nikibatts Jun 2017 OP
marylandblue Jun 2017 #1
rurallib Jun 2017 #4
pandr32 Jun 2017 #2
kimbutgar Jun 2017 #3

Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 02:58 PM

1. Another mistake by Obama

He should have givenit a name himsf, something more memorable than tha Affordable Care Act.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 04:46 PM

4. Considering that the right owns most of the media they were going to denigrate

whatever health care bill put forth with the name of whatever democrat they could. For example Hillarycare from the nineties.

There was nothing Obama, Jesus Christ or Zeus could have done to stop the right from whatever derogatory name they would hang on it and then repeating it a million times in their echo chamber.

The bill does have another name and that is the ACA.

If we owned enough media the current Republican bill would probably be labeled something like the Republican Death bill.

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 03:02 PM

2. Agreed

Further, their opposition to the single-payer provision and other things altered what the ACA set out to be. We wound up with the ACA as we knew it--a disappointment to many, yet way better than nothing. It was hoped to serve as a platform to build on as people became accustomed to it, as they benefited from its provisions and protections, and as they became more accepting of the idea of making it more affordable and better moving forward.
Instead it was negatively framed and ridiculed. Some Republican governors refused to set up exchanges in their states. Republicans in Congress strangled funding and every successful sabotage was heralded as "oh look--it is failing as we warned!"

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Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 03:21 PM

3. We should name their bill the "GOP don't care about sick people act"

Or "the GOP wants more tax cuts for the rich act". Put the GOP name on it not chump who is being damaged by a thousand cuts daily.

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