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  •  Can you repeal something (1+ / 0-)
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    rapala

    that hasn't even been implemented yet?

    GOP should look up the legal word, "ripeness."

    But I guess it's never too early to bitch an moan when you are a teabagger.

    "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

    by greendem on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:18:48 AM PDT

    •  Per Obama, it has been fully implemented (5+ / 0-)
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      thomask, plok, splashoil, cocinero, patbahn

      for 85% to 90% of Americans. From Obama's press conference last week:

      So there are a whole host of benefits that — for the average American out there, for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened, and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it.
      For a good synopsis of what Obama did and did not say here is a link to NakedCapitaism's breakdown: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/...

      For the ACA, the exchanges continue to be where the rubber meets the road, and the prospects of them living up to the Obama and Dem's sales hype are slim to none.

      McConnell's plan from the get go has been to make the exchanges fail, and in doing so be able to cast the ACA as a failure. McConnell is going to drive the Dem's 2014 turnout down by telling America how Obama Care has failed them and that they should never have trusted what Obama was telling them. They should have no problem finding moving testimonials of people to use in their ads.

      The Right-Wing and McConnell's pitch in 2014:"Obama and the Democrats misled you on health care and now they are coming for Social Security and Medicare."

      •  A strong response is required. (0+ / 0-)
        Democrats have to start forcefully countering those lies.
        The 85% to 90% of people need to understand the list of benefits they have thanks to the ACA, and they must realize that those benefits would go away if the Act is repealed.

        There also must be a continual effort to make people aware that the GOP is trying to sabotage the Act for political purposes.

        There are politically motivated efforts to block Medicaid expansion in my state (IA) and others. That seems like a loser for the GOP. A wide range of groups want Medicaid expansion. No one is opposed but Republican politicians and their Tea Party backers, and some Republicans are having second thoughts.

      •  pity the implementation was so long (0+ / 0-)

        it would have been a lot better if the deadline was 2011,
        so we wouldn't be having these discussions

    •  well (0+ / 0-)

      I saw a comment on a news site on Monday that claimed that they poster's sister's friend's aunt's health insurance went up 400% this year.  I mean that's obviously a lie.

      My own insurance did increase this year ( it's gone up each year I've been at this job) but this is the first time I'm actually seeing a direct part of that cost ( I now pay a $20 premium per paycheck)

      Worrisome of course, if 2 years after full implementation these increases keep coming.  I'm hopeful costs will go down, but....well corporations are rich for a reason.

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