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    What did I say last month? (No, this is not a quiz -- see the above post.) More than nine million Americans have signed up for Obamacare so far this year and enrollment is still going on in 17 states.

    Obamacare sign-ups surge, despite Trump's call for repeal

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...221-story.html

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    Republicans will probably not make another attempt to repeal Obamacare next year but Trump abolished Obama's "have-insurance-or-pay-a-fine" mandate. Millions of young and healthy people will now forgo insurance and that will likely result in higher premiums for healthcare coverage for the sick and the elderly. Here is an Obamacare analysis by NBC/MSNBC political reporter Benjy Sarlin:

    Obamacare barely survived 2017. How does 2018 look?

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/whit...8-look-n832936
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    When Trump became President and Republicans regained control of Congress, their immediate priority was to try to undo everything Obama had done, from healthcare and banking regulations to environmental protections and fuel efficiency standards. Fortunately, they haven't managed to undo everything. "Trumpcare" would have been a disaster.

    Large majorities of Americans want to preserve Obamacare's consumer protections, new poll finds

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...905-story.html

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    With midterm elections less than four weeks away, Republican candidates are in a quandary -- whatever a "quandary" is. Two years ago they vowed to abolish Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act. They failed to do so. They also failed to come up with a better healthcare plan. Obamacare's consumer protections are highly popular. Should the Republicans admit defeat.....or should they continue their Obamacare battles? That is the quandary -- whatever a "quandary" is.

    Once their rallying cry, Obamacare is suddenly a sticky campaign issue for Republicans

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...821-story.html

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    No, this is not a six-months-early April Fools joke. Occasionally the cost of insurance really does decrease, albeit never by very much.

    Premiums for most popular type of Obamacare plan will drop next year

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pr...fFHC?ocid=AMZN

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    "My fellow Republicans, we might lose control of the House after next month's midterm elections. We've gotta find some way to get voters to look upon us more favorably, even if it means we abandon some of our longtime goals and are perceived as wishy-washy. If we get re-elected, we can always reverse our decisions and the voters won't be able to do anything about it."

    GOP lawmakers who voted for years to repeal Obamacare are now campaigning to save popular parts of it

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...018-story.html

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    The word "pre-existing" is superfluous. If you have a condition, obviously it exists. Doy! Anyway, here is the Republicans' latest attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurance companies to offer cheap coverage that doesn't really cover very much:

    Trump administration takes another step to allow health plans that don't cover pre-existing conditions
    Los Angeles Times, Oct 22 2018 12:00 PM

    The Trump administration today took new steps to broaden the availability of health plans that don’t have to cover patients’ pre-existing medical conditions, signaling that the federal government would support state proposals to promote more sales of these skimpier plans. Administration officials billed the move as a way to give more choice to consumers who are struggling with expensive health insurance, but the proposal comes as President Trump and Republican congressional candidates are intensifying their bid to convince voters that the GOP backs patient protections in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. Just last week, Trump claimed on Twitter that "all Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions."

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...022-story.html

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    The World Health Organization is projecting that people in 59 countries in the year 2040 will have a life expectancy of 80 years or more. The United States is not among them. Life expectancy in the US is dropping for the third consecutive year. We can thank Republicans for weakening the Affordable Care Act, rolling back cost protections, limiting access, limiting Medicaid expansion and allowing states to offer cheap insurance plans that don't cover certain conditions and illnesses.

    Republican healthcare policies are pushing America closer to Third World life-expectancy levels

    http://www.latimes.com/business/hilt...025-story.html

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