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Congressional Republicans Sneakily Tried To Take Down Obamacare, Online Petition Stopped Them



Republicans hate socialism. We know this, and it does not take a genius to figure out why. The capitalist establishment wants to make it as easy as possible for business men and the upper classes to gain and retain as much profit as possible, so they absolutely hate the idea of wealth redistribution, that poor people might actually make some financial progress in life. That is why, even with quite basic and fundamental things like education and healthcare, they insist that the provisions be as expensive and unattainable as possible, so that their privilege is protected and life is as hard as possible for ordinary Americans.

A classic example of this is Obamacare. The landmark healthcare bill that bears the name of President Barack Obama was a major step towards actually providing basic healthcare for the population, especially for the people who need it most. Naturally, the GOP absolutely hates it. So, now that we have a Republican President of the United States, they thought it would be a good idea to try to get rid of it. Oh, how wrong they were!

As we here at Blue Side Nation never get tired of pointing out, the Republican attempt to take down Obamacare and replace it with a healthcare bill of their own was a catastrophic failure, by every possible measure. They flopped completely.

Following that, people were absolutely furious that the GOP had even attempted to do this – and quite rightly so. So, an initiative was launched, and it is something quite unbelievable. Basically, a campaign was started to strip Members of Congress of their healthcare plans. The logic goes: You tried to take away care for us, so we will do the same to you and see how you like it! It is a jaw dropping idea and, amazingly, it has so far gotten over a million signatures, which is mind blowing. The petition reads as follows:

Several years ago, my dad got the news that he had cancer. Sadly, he passed away. My dad had a job at the time, but his employer did not cover him, and without coverage, he avoided going to the doctor until it was too late. As Congress and President Trump try to pass a new healthcare law, I’m reminded of my father and whether he would have made it if he had early access to cost-effective health care.

Affordable health care is in decline as premiums and health costs increase at exponential rates. Some politicians cannot relate to the cost burden experienced by families across the nation because they’ve historically received health benefits that most Americans have not.

Like millions of people who are panicking about possible changes to their health insurance, I’m concerned the people elected to represent us won’t have to live with the consequences or expenses that the rest of us may have to face soon. I want lawmakers to commit to treating themselves just like those who will be impacted by ACA repeal or replacement.

A lot of Members of Congress promote choice as an American value, which is all the more reason for them to have to continue to choose their own health coverage from the free marketplace. If private health care is good for the American citizen, it should also be good for the people that defend it.

If Congress is willing to drastically cut healthcare subsidies for most people, are they willing to have the same rules apply to them and their families?

Absolutely right! Here’s what the campaign founder, Daniel Jimenez of Oregon, said about it during an interview:

“There are also some really sad and scary comments about people needing health insurance because of pre-existing conditions and are fearing for their lives if they lose their health care plan. An interesting fact is that people from both side of the political spectrum seem to agree with me about Congress not receiving any special treatment that regular people do not have.”

If only America had more people like this – maybe we would not be in the situation we find ourselves in now.





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