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Just to be clear, doctors oppose Trumpcare. As do nurses. And patient groups...
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 14, 2017 02:39PM
Can't speak for every one, obviously, but all of the professional organizations (who do speak for them) are on record:

AMA Says Trumpcare's Medicaid Caps A 'Disaster' For Patients
American Nurses Association Strongly Opposes New Health Care Reform Bill
Healthcare groups issue scathing criticism of Senate bill

A Tennessee congressman has put together a (loong) page outlining all the groups opposed to Trumpcare and why. Besides the doctors and hospitals organizations, others opposed include The American Cancer Society, the American Public Health Association, the Catholic Health Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Children's Defense Fund, Consumers Union, AARP... and dozens of others.

Literally no one likes this bill beyond right-wing ideologues. I don't really believe most GOP senators do either, but after callously and recklessly using Obamacare and American's health as a political punching bag for the last 7 years, they feel they have to pass something, anything to save face among their most rabid base.

It's crunch time folks. Especially if you've got a GOP senator (or two), call them, write them, let them know (politely please) that you and other regular folks oppose the Senate bill.
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Re: Just to be clear, doctors oppose Trumpcare. As do nurses. And patient groups...
Posted by: Ammo
Date: July 14, 2017 03:19PM
Not to forget the many health insurance companies who also oppose the current bill.

And some GOP congresspersons still think the bill isn't "tough" enough.



"When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter." Chinese proverb.

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.

"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow." Jim Hightower



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Re: Just to be clear, doctors oppose Trumpcare. As do nurses. And patient groups...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 14, 2017 03:45PM
Like it matters what those groups say, their name isn't Koch



"The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing" -- Socrates
“I’m, like, a really smart person.” -- Donald Trump
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Re: Just to be clear, doctors oppose Trumpcare. As do nurses. And patient groups...
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 14, 2017 03:50PM
Paul Waldman of the WaPo points out the obvious:

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Let’s be clear that almost no one thinks this bill will actually be good for Americans. It will leave 20 million fewer Americans with health coverage, scale back the help that middle- and lower-income Americans now get to afford insurance, increase deductibles, lead to skyrocketing premiums for older people and gut protection for those with preexisting conditions, to name just a few of the things it does. Despite the removal of some of its biggest tax giveaways, it still contains many provisions that benefit the wealthy while waging an all-out assault on the poor. It is, in short, an abomination.

So perhaps it’s not surprising that when Republicans are asked about this bill, they can’t even bring themselves to make an affirmative case for it. They say one of two things, and often both: First, that Obamacare is terrible, so something has to be done, and second, that they promised for seven years that they’d repeal it and they have to keep that promise.

"Yeah, sorry about you losing health insurance, but a promise is a promise, amirite?"
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Re: Just to be clear, doctors oppose Trumpcare. As do nurses. And patient groups...
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 14, 2017 03:58PM
The public at large doesn't like it either:

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The July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that most Americans (61 percent) continue to hold unfavorable views of the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including over four in ten (44 percent) who say they have “very unfavorable” view. The share of the public with negative views of the law has increased slightly in the past month, from 55 percent to 61 percent.

...while those in favor have shrunk to 28%. That's over 2 to 1 against.

But what can the GOP do?

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Seven in ten (71 percent) Americans would rather see Republicans in Congress work with Democrats to make improvements to the ACA but not repeal the law, while one-fourth (23 percent) say they would rather Republicans continue working on their own plan to repeal and replace the ACA.

That's closer to 3 to 1 for such an approach.

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Large shares of Democrats (91 percent) and independents (72 percent) would like to see Republicans in Congress work across the aisle to make improvements to the ACA.

That's not gonna satisfy the GOP's narrow, rabid base, though. So we can't have that.
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