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  •  My Suggestion for New People on Medicaid (5+ / 0-)
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    Make sure you get the medical care you need in the next couple of years. The survivability of Obamacare is very much in doubt. Whether Obamacare technically and economically succeeds or not is irrelevant. The number 1 goal of Republicans is to repeal health care and then go in the opposite direction that Obamacare went. This means if in 2017 the Republicans control both congress and the White House, not only will Obamacare be completely repealed, but health care survices will even be less affordable than it was before Obamacare was implemented. Thus, get your care now.

    •  And then "Die Quickly" (1+ / 0-)
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      That's what the Republican Healthcare plan is

    •  Obamacare Is Going To Be Wildly Popular (0+ / 0-)

      in 2016 and republicans are going to claim they never voted to repeal Obamacare.  Sink won republicans and independents on her support of Obamacare.  Some elderly republicans have grandchildren who owe Obamacare for their health insurance.  No, if republicans run on repealing Obamacare in 2014 and in 2016 they will not fair that well.

      "Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"

      by rssrai on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 12:18:05 PM PDT

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      •  It's Up in the Air (0+ / 0-)

        Conservatives will always be for repeal, and even if the evidence supports that the law is working, the more they know about the evidence, the more they will want it repealed. It's just the nature of the conservative brain that makes them think that way. Liberals look at evidence to see what they should believe, conservatives look at evidence to confirm the beliefs that they already hold.

        Forturnately, most of the electorate are non-conservatives, and if enrollment targets are reached by the end of this March, there will be an uptick in its support. However, as of today, Obamacare is a net political negative for Democrats. Because its a net negative today, and Republican intense hatred and explosive anger toward the law, you can bet that it will be a big issue in the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, especially if the economy continues to improve. Even if enrollment targets are met, increasing support of the law will be difficult as first impressions are hard to erase.

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