Memories flood in when Dems demand to know what’s in GOP health care bill BEFORE Obamacare’s replaced

President-elect Donald Trump’s oft-repeated promise to repeal and replace Obamacare resulted in a hysterical note of irony.

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence announced that the process will proceed in an orderly fashion.

Now for the irony: Democrats want to actually see what’s in the replacement bill before they sign on to it.

Hmm, doesn’t this violate the “Pelosi rule?” In March of 2010 she told Americans that in order to learn the specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Congress had to first approve it.

The bill was rushed through Congress so hastily that it wasn’t just the American people who were left in the dark about Obamacare’s provisions — lawmakers were also. And the bill passed without a single Republican vote.

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The Republican Party’s mascot is the elephant, an animal reputed as having a long memory — and everyone remembered Pelosi’s infamous statement.

And it wasn’t just Pelosi — President Obama had a lot to do with shoving the bill through Congress.

And his arguments — that Obamacare would allow current policyholders to keep their plan and physicians — was Politifact’s “lie of the year.”

One tweep observed:

Although it resulted in the Affordable Health Care’s passage, the ultimate outcome was what President Obama later described as a “shellacking.” The House moved from Democratic to Republican control and with it, Pelosi lost her position as House speaker.

Now Democrats are hoping that Obamacare’s repeal will bring the House back into their hands.

“They’ll have to explain to their constituents why they’re stripping healthcare away from millions of Americans while simultaneously making it more expensive and in some cases completely unattainable,” predicted Justin Barasky, the former communications director of Priorities USA super PAC, according to The Hill.

“Making it more expensive”? Obamacare already covered that, and proved that there was nothing “affordable” about the Affordable Care Act.


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