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This is what the Republican Party did not want to happen:
[N]ot all Republicans agree; one is Irene Jacusis of New Port Richey, who was uninsured until now. “I did not vote for Obama," she said. "But I am so in love with this plan, with this health care plan, what can I do?"

She knows that her party wants to repeal it. "But I don’t think they’re going to," she said. "There are too many people out there who need this and require it.” She says her husband Ronald died last year from a rare sarcoma because he waited too long to see a doctor after he felt a lump. [...]

Another Republican who wants to keep the Affordable Care Act is Mary Fallon of St. Petersburg. She was a teacher for many years, but because she was paid from grant funds she didn’t qualify for health insurance. She had to buy her own policy, but then she got sick. Hello, pre-existing condition.

Any non-wealthy American who has had any experience with the American healthcare system, i.e. any of them who have ever gotten sick or hurt, knows just how badly it was (and is) broken. The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but it is helping people, and it is helping them whether they are Democrats or Republicans or neither, and repealing it now would mean hurting all of those people all over again.

Originally posted to Hunter on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM PST.

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