Ever since it was enacted under President Obama, conservative Republicans have been saying that the Affordable Care Act was terrible for the country, and should be immediately dismantled. That, in spite of the fact that it brought healthcare coverage to 20 million people who didn't have it before. Certainly it must be admitted that the program has had some difficulties (many of which relate to compromises made to get it passed, and others of which were partly due to noncooperation by Republican-controlled states.) But, strangely enough, now that the Presidency and both houses of the Legislature are in Republican hands, the ACA still stands. Could it be that legislators have learned that this whole issue is far more complicated than they have led people to believe? Could it be that now they are actually having to find out how to solve a complicated issue, instead of spouting political talking points?
This moment of uncertainty can actually be a great opportunity for those who truly want a workable healthcare system for ALL Americans. Because legislators are now having to look for real solutions, they might actually listen! Already, across this country, people are calling for Town Hall-style gatherings to talk with legislators home on break. Join them! Or if you can't, write your Senators and Representative ASAP, and ask that they stand firm for a real solution!
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