Affordable Care Act

Trump Regret Syndrome: Wait, you were serious about repealing Obamacare?

Believing the lies, ignoring the truth:

Representative Richard Hudson of North Carolina said Friday there is "a lot of angst in our state" over an Obamacare repeal and that he participated in a telephone town-hall with 12,000 people a day earlier.

"My constituents are freaking out about commercials they are seeing on TV about how they are going to lose their health care," he said. Hudson said he tells constituents regarding Republican efforts to devise a replacement plan, "If Obamacare is working for you, we want to hear you say that, too."

And before you even ask, yes, this is a huge flip-flop from Richard Hudson. He's been an adamant opponent of the Affordable Care Act since he's been in the House, and has been wailing about government overreach and how the mandate has been choking businesses. But now that a repeal is a distinct possibility, he's trying to cover his ass with his base and act like an innocent bystander. But the Internet is not so easily fooled:

Affordable Care Act and Olmstead

Forgive me in advance if this is boring to many of you. But I have been working on it all day and I would like to get thoughts from the group.

Everyone is familiar with the employer shared responsibility (aka employer mandate) portion of the ACA. While I think the mandate could use some tweaks I am not opposed to it in general. However I think something that hits close to home for me has been overlooked.

Affordable Care Act: Myths, Facts, & Benefits

Myth: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is socialistic.

Facts:

  • The only socialized medicine in the US is Veteran’s Health & the Indian Health Service.
  • The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) is modeled after the successful Massachusetts’ Healthcare Plan (“Romneycare”), a Republican program, conceived by the conservative Heritage Foundation. Both Obamacare and Romneycare depend completely on private insurance providers and expand private health-insurance coverage to people who previously did not have it.
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