In October 2016 mere weeks before the fall General elections, candidate Trump spoke as such about repealing the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare).
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Well, it is amazing how election aftermath includes "truthing" we realize is not a state of mind inherent in Trump, the following words are astonishing considering his use of "ease of repeal" just before you cast your vote.
“I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject,” Trump said. “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.”
Yes, there is less need to remind of Trump's election win via the adroit and ever-present use of any opportunity to lie which presented as expedient. There is critical need to note the fumbling manner in which the House of Representatives (under Paul Ryan's leadership) is now moving all repeal consideration and development literally under the covers. Would Ryan and company dare go "secret" with working to eliminate a law which provides a degree of life-sustaining medical coverage to millions? The question is rhetorical. Of course, the GOP would operate as such; especially when we consider the extent to which the ACA is sacred to millions (even beyond those with direct family or personal coverage).
Last week we published a piece with a theme of the ACA as a thorn for the GOP. The piece included survey results from credible polling authorities as well as additional information from Connect The Dots you should consider clicking over to the piece (linked above).
Polling majorities have no interest in repealing the ACA. If you are not one who follows polling, we are comfortable you saw or heard townhall unrest focused on GOP representatives during recent recess meetings.
A telling set of exhibitions.
Before Paul Ryan's move to take all ACA repeal dealings to the level of secret, we ran acorss a Twitter piece regarding GOP ACA repeal details.
The #ACA replacement first details have been leaked. Here's quick estimated impact. Please RT if helpful. Source at bottom. pic.twitter.com/f9q3a9porg
— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) February 26, 2017