GOP Is "Freaking Out" About ObamaCare

Republicans have literally no idea what they're going to do after they repeal Obamacare.

Publicly, they're putting up a strong face, but privately they're freaking out.

This isn't conjecture - it's confirmed fact.

The Washington Post recently gained access to recordings from a closed-door meeting of top Republican lawmakers - and in it they can be heard talking about the huge challenges they're going to face after repealing Obamacare.

Representative Tom McClintock of Carolina summed up the situation as well as anyone when he said, "We'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've created that's going to be called Trumpcare. Republicans will own that lock, stock and barrel, and we'll be judged in the election less than two years away."

Republicans have only themselves to blame for the situation they find themselves in.

At the Congressional level, at least, their opposition to Obamacare was always about politics not policy - and now that they're in a situation that actually calls for policy - they're stuck.

Of course - even if they DO decide to go ahead and repeal the Affordable Care Act without any clear replacement, Republican lawmakers will at least get to keep their government health insurance.

That can't be said for millions of Americans who depend on Obamacare right now to make ends meet.

They have no idea what they're going to do next - and for them the fear isn't political as it as for Republicans - it's a matter of life or death.


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EMA 6 years 7 weeks ago

So, they DON'T have a replacement yet they've voted to repeal it for 8 years. Sounds a GREAT way to screw over the American public. So, they "say" they are going to give us health care that is cheaper, with more options so we can have our favorite doctors, BUT they have NO IDEA HOW? Is this the best democracy money can buy? How stupid are people.

cccccttttt 6 years 7 weeks ago

Emergency solution:

extend Medicaid to everyone until they come up with a plan.

Senate might find that simple $100 per month payroll deduction

would keep it running forever.


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ckrob 6 years 7 weeks ago

Google <gay talese big think failed> for his excellent take on today's journalism. Thom, while not formally a journalist, represents the antithesis of Talese's argument. Everything Talese says applies to the DNC. The nation has left these self obsessed groups in search of those who will work on behalf of Common People.

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matt carmody 6 years 7 weeks ago

Before we allow any talk of reducing social security and medicare, let's demand that the pensions the parasites in Congress receive, along with their health care, is subject to the same scrutiny. You wanna take my retirement money you bastard better be prepared to feel some pain also. One way or another, whatever means necessary.

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2950-10K 6 years 7 weeks ago

At least the Democrats have a replacement for the ACA, it's called single payer. Oddly enough, Bernie is the only one that speaks out for it though, which is why there is complete media blackout of him. "Single payer" and "raise the cap" quiet, let the Teabaggers kick us in the nuts again.

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DAnneMarc 6 years 7 weeks ago

It's really a golden opportunity for Republicans. All they have to do is to push through Single Payer and they'll be in office for at least the next two decades. If they screw it up, their days are numbered.

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ErinRose 6 years 7 weeks ago

As bad as all of this is, and is going to get, I'm glad of it. The Republicans, forever, have been telling us how much better it is to have businessmen running this country. Now we get to see their bungling in real time. I don't know how we are going to get through four years of this, but if people don't recognize that America will be flat on her face down in the mud, then nothing will reach these lost minds. As for Republicon promises of health something, I'm with matt carmody (above).

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Uncle Ralph 6 years 7 weeks ago

Trump and his minions have to dismantle Obama Care because it was passed by that icky black man in the White House. They have to do that because they promised to remove all vestiges of an Obama administration that was causing such suffering and degradation in this great nation of ours.

The problem is that anything that provides the same benefits as Obama Care to the same people that Obama Care is serving right now (me, for instance) is going to look exactly like Obama Care and we can't have that. Or at least we can't admit it. In this new Post-Factual era of ours, though, I don't see why we can't just leave it exactly as it is, rename it Trump-Surance or something and pretend that it was a rich white guy's idea all along.

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fishbait141 6 years 7 weeks ago

noticed picture of jackson in ovel office,trail of tears 2.0

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mp112849 6 years 7 weeks ago

I hope that when they deliver something/anything that there will be a watchdog committee of some kind to study the product and cite how much of what is delivered is a direct copy of the language in the ACA. It's the best way to show the lack of creativity and understanding on the right. They are disingenuous at best and generally evil.

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Fanchon88 6 years 6 weeks ago

McClintock is from CALIFORNIA! He helped me with a horrible Veteran's Administration case. As a veteran, I have to jump through many hoops to get medical care. I've lost weight, eat my veggies, etc. and am careful to support medical care for people who are just out there blowing in the wind. I have friends in their 50's who are doing everything to stay healthy. And then we have an under class who smoke, eat junk and get tats before they would dream of dental check-ups. At 50 they are elderly. I worked all my life and get such a bountiful Social Security check that I'm too wealthy for Medi-Cal (medic-aid). Lots of good ideas here. God help us!

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Ou812 6 years 6 weeks ago

Lighten the mood:) this is for Deepspace and the rest of the washed up lefties. This video is from the Imus in the morning show, May 2016

Scotty11 6 years 6 weeks ago

It's a bit difficult to decode what Congress has for a Medical Plan...e.g. preexisting etc...and what happens to them if Obamacare is repealed.

Usually, I'd say, Whatever they get I want. I'll hold off on that until I know what they have.

In the interim...I say 'go ahead and repeal Obamacare', however, it should revert to Medicare for all until they come up with a solid plan of their own.

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deepspace 6 years 6 weeks ago

This is for Ou812 and the rest of the idiotic Trump trolls on this forum who are wasting internet ink and the few neurons they have that can still synapse:

On January 20, 2017, life began imitating art...

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Ou812 6 years 6 weeks ago

Deepspace: The link don't work, just like everything else you washed up lefties propose.

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Dianereynolds 6 years 6 weeks ago

Ya know Mr. Ed, If your hatred wasn't so great toward your President Trump being in office I might feel sorry for you, but the image of you with your thesaurus looking up hate words just to make you appear smarter than you are is just adding to conservatives delight. Please don't stop for at least eight more years. Your gifts just keep on coming. First place is leftie radio talking heads push out their hate radio in sputtering and stammering voices followed by yours and a few others posts.

Thank you for making my day and understanding if Hillary & Bill Clinton had been allowed anywhere near the White House following the election I would have retired to my safe space following my brief wave of looting and burning just because it is the fair thing to do.

My "stick it to the man" sign is safely retired intil 2024.

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deepspace 6 years 6 weeks ago

@ the Trump troll Bobbsey twins:

"Dang... duh link don't work."

It works just fine, Ou8-diot, but you must first click on it. With your mouse? Oh, never mind. Please watch the video; it is so appropriate -- haha, especially after your last post!

Once again, you are projecting onto others your own embarrassing insecurities, Diane. Poor baby... slowly, painfully, it must be dawning on your barely conscious mind that you appear as stupid as you are in your simplistic, scatterbrained posts, where you seem stuck in endless loops of poorly written logical fallacies. Honestly, I've read fourth grader's papers that were more coherent.

Speaking of Trump, I don't need no stinkin' thesaurus to come up with words to describe the dirty old white man who has grabbed your ...ah... fancy. They just roll off the tongue naturally. He's a national treasure of comedic relief. Too bad for the rest of us, though, that he's got a gig at the White House instead of SNL.

Eight years? He'll be lucky to make it four years without being impeached, shot, or committed. More likely, the seventy-year-old pervert will have a heart attack or stroke. His blood vessels bulge visibly whenever he spews out his deep-seated hate and paranoia -- sure can't be good for the ol' cardiovascular system. Pop!

Goodbye; good riddance!

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Dianereynolds 6 years 6 weeks ago

Mr. Ed: I visualize your fingers pounding the keyboard with teeth clenched,

Thank you, for once again, you made my day.

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