The great threat by the Republican House to repeal the Affordable Care Act has amounted to nothing but a cruel scare tactic. GOP House members, knowing their political party doesn't have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act should the supposed legislation have passed gone on to the Senate, played the political game for political gain all the while upsetting people who desperately need the care the 2010 act has provided so far and will provide in the very near future. — you, the disabled population of this country.
This is a game with your healthcare as the stakes.
Here is what you need to remember when you hear people saying that most Americans oppose "Obama care" — A new Post poll shows that 50 percent of those surveyed oppose the "Obamacare" law, while 45 percent support it. But these numbers are misleading, since The Post reports that "a quarter of those who oppose the health-care law say the legislation is faulty because it did not go far enough, not because it pushed change too far."
This information comes from the column in the Washington Post by Eugene Robinson. After all the rhetoric and the fear tactics, these simple numbers are what our Representatives and Senators must be reminded of, again and again and again.
Most Americans want affordable health care for themselves, for their children, and for their parents.
Make sure that Congress understands that they don't get to pull your strings, not when it comes to your life and your health. Make sure that Congress understands who is paying the bills here, and who is paying their salary.