The Republicans are hellbent on ramming Trumpcare down our throats, and they're not afraid of using dirty tricks to get their way.

If you remember, the first time they tried to repeal Obamacare, Paul Ryan had to pull the vote on the bill last minute because he knew they didn't have enough Republican support in the House of Representatives for it to pass.  (You can bet that made Donald Trump very angry.)

Then, when they finally managed to squeeze their Obamacare replacement through the House, every Republican was eagerly waiting to see what the Senate would do.  Well, they got their answer.  The Senate Republicans took it upon themselves to rewrite the bill in secret.  Thirteen men locked in the room where not even their fellow Congressmen and Congresswomen had access to it.

Then it was finally unveiled, and oh boy has it been a disaster.  Not only is the bill itself a huge pile of garbage, but even some Republicans including Rand Paul, instantly came out against the bill, effectively killing any chance the bill has of passing in its current form.

But ask yourself, why are Republicans so dedicated to getting rid of Obamacare.  Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman has a very interesting answer to that question, and it makes a lot of sense.

In an op-ed article written for the New York Times, Nobel Prize winning economist laid out Trump's and the right's intentions behind the elimination of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

From NY Times:

And the answer is that it looks like a one-shot affair. Despite higher premiums, enrollments in the exchanges are running ahead of their levels a year ago; no death spiral here. Meanwhile, analysts are reporting substantial financial improvement for insurers: The premium hikes are doing the job, ending their losses.

In other words, Obamacare hit a bump in the road, but appears to be back on track.

Why do the Republicans hate health reform? Some of the answer is that Obamacare was paid for in part with taxes on the wealthy, who will reap a huge windfall if it’s repealed, even as many middle-income families face tax hikes.

More broadly, Obamacare must die precisely because it’s working, showing that government action really can improve people’s lives — a truth they don’t want anyone to know.

But surely a central aspect of their damage control will be an attempt to push a false narrative about Obamacare’s past. Health reform, they’ll claim, was always a failure, and it was already collapsing on the eve of the G.O.P. takeover. When the number of uninsured Americans skyrockets on their watch, they’ll claim that it’s not their fault — like everything, it’s the fault of liberal elites.

So let’s refute that narrative in advance. Obamacare has, in fact, been a big success — imperfect, yes, but it has greatly improved (and saved) many lives. And all indications are that this success is sustainable, that the teething problems of health reform weren’t fatal and were well on their way to being solved at the end of 2016.

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