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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:32 PM

Since the GOP Health Law creates such Momentous Changes, why not put it to a national referendum?

This law will affect about six percent of the U.S. economy, why not take the time to explore all of its ramifications, and - during the 2018 Congressional Election - put it on the ballot? All of us can decide whether to keep the Affordable Care Act or to change to the Republicans' "American Health Care Act?" Then, there will be no confusion about our chosen form of health care. Now, why do I believe that the Republicans have no interest in knowing what we think?

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Reply Since the GOP Health Law creates such Momentous Changes, why not put it to a national referendum? (Original post)
IndianaDave Mar 2017 OP
Orrex Mar 2017 #1
pangaia Mar 2017 #2
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #6
pinboy3niner Mar 2017 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #4
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #7
pnwmom Mar 2017 #5
IndianaDave Mar 2017 #8

Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:36 PM

1. I don't know

The Presidential referendum in Nov 2016 went to shit, thanks to the efforts of Putin and Comey and the Kochs et al.

Also, access to healthcare is a civil right and shouldn't be subject to the tyranny of the majority.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:37 PM

2. Dave, You're kidding, right?

The Russian mafia is going to do that?




OH, BTW, you forgot MEDICARE FOR ALL...!



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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 01:05 AM

6. If only we COULD have Medicare for everybody! Someday, I hope. Thanks for your response.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:38 PM

3. Why drag it out? Just put Trumpcare out of its misery now. nt

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:49 PM

4. Because there is no provision in the Constitution or federal law

for a national referendum on issues or proposed laws.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 01:06 AM

7. I hadn't really considered that. I appreciate your insight.

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Response to IndianaDave (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:51 PM

5. We just had one and the ACA won. Only 63 million voted for the replace-and-repeal guy.

72 million did NOT, including 66 million Hillary voters.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 01:12 AM

8. Absolutely agree with you. But how do we convey that reality to the goons

who are trying to destroy the ACA and don't appear to give a damn about all the people they will hurt -- and allow to die. It's so hard to believe they care more about giving tax breaks to the privileged than helping struggling people to just make it through life. This baffles me!

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