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UPDATE ON HEALTHCARE REFORM & MEDICARE
posted at May 19, 2012 9:48 AM EDT
First: February 29, 2008
Last: May 17, 2013
While telling their diehards they're repealing what they call "Obamacare" in full, they're misleading the public and telling them they can keep the provisions that protect them from insurance company abuses. Many of the Obamacare provisions the Republicans say they'd like to keep are ones that are already in effect.
For two years the Republicans have promised to "replace" Obamacare as part of their non-stop repeal campaign. A fake plan like this is hardly a "replacement."
Just like their promise to protect Medicare, the talk about preserving the good stuff is an election year lie. The Republicans will always put the big corporations before the consumers they represent.
The Republicans in Congress and Mitt Romney will never do anything to help the middle class. They want to end Medicare as we know it. They support insurance company discrimination against the sick. They are waging an enthusiastic war on women and students and middle-class taxpayers. They want to give massive tax breaks to the 1 percent and protect outrageous things like big tax subsidies for the oil companies. Anyone inclined to entrust our nation's health care to this duplicitous party that exists to front for people who have grown rich off the status quo should remember ====read more on that.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-rome/more-hypocrisy-from-gops-_b_1528401.htm