Thursday, July 24, 2014

How far does the GOP...

...really want to go in their fight against Obamacare? Is it really a good long-term strategy to deny people health care? After one of yesterday's two court rulings, Republicans were practically high-fiving each other. But, according to NBC News (my emphasis):

Do they end up paying a price for wanting to take away benefits Americans are getting under the law? Yesterday, we saw Republican after Republican praise the D.C. Circuit ruling (even after the the 4th Circuit ruling came out), but it also raised a tricky follow-up question. Does that mean they support these Americans having to pay MORE for health care? All along, Republicans have charged that the law will hurt Americans’ pocketbooks. But then how do you cheer for a court ruling that would effectively increase health costs for Americans living in states that didn’t set up their own exchanges? 

Meanwhile, in a new poll from CNN:

More than half the public says Obamacare has helped either their families or others across the country...

So at what point do voters say, "Hey Republicans, how about instead of trying to dismantle the ACA you start trying to strengthen it"?

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