Monday, March 30, 2015

GOP Congresswoman solicits Obamacare horror stories, got success stories instead

Here is a good read from Daily Kos with verbatim copies of the kinds of things that got posted on the Congresswoman's Facebook page. (h/t Ruth Maki)

Below are just a few instances.

Hello Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers! I work as the facilitator of a task force that is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Washington State. I have learned that the ACA is helping people who did not previously have health insurance get it. It is helping bring down medical costs. It is improving the quality of care. It is improving experiences of both patients and their families. I work with doctors, nurses, hospital and clinic managers, non-profit service providers, citizens-at-large. Each of them can site an improvement they would like to make to the Act. But whether they are Republican or Democrat, from urban or rural areas, powerful or not, they all say the ACA is working. Can't you and your Republican colleagues stop trying to repeal this Act and work to make it even more effective? Please?

Instead of trying to repeal it why don't you improve it? Our local rural clinics are packed daily with people who have needed healthcare for years!! it is a godsend. It is pitiful this nation does not have healthcare for all and that doesn't mean the EMERGENCY room!!

I think we should repeal Obamacare, and replace it … with universal socialized medicine - like the rest of the industrialized nations of the world.

And here is the concluding comment.

Those are just a small sample of the hundreds or even thousands of comments left on her Facebook page. It is damn clear that her constituents are loving the Affordable Care Act. Will she take their comments to heart and abandon attempts to take insurance coverage away from her constituents?

This is religion with the GOP. It is an article of faith that Obama is bad, therefore Obamacare is bad, therefore repeal the law. Never mind the embarrassing facts. So I am sorry to have to opine in response to the above question, "No!"

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