December 2, 2016

REFORM, NOT REPEAL:

Republicans are suddenly confronted with the notion of responsibility. And they're terrified. (Paul Waldman, December 2, 2016, The Week)

The truth Republicans are confronting is that while this thing called "ObamaCare" is unpopular in the abstract, most of the things ObamaCare does are quite popular. Just look at these results from the Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll on the law:

(Kaiser Family Foundation)

Even Republicans like most of the law, which may be why only 26 percent of respondents in that poll said that it should be repealed. And if you take all those popular provisions away, people aren't going to be too pleased. Remember what a big deal Republicans made out of the fact that a small number of people getting coverage on the individual market had to change plans after the ACA went into effect? Now imagine 20 million people losing their coverage all at once, while the rest of us lose the security we've enjoyed for the last few years.

Posted by at December 2, 2016 9:40 PM

  

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