(Bloomberg View) — A Catch to the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, who figured out what some Republicans are really saying: that popular provisions of Obamacare “don’t really count as Obamacare!”
He was analyzing the Facebook fiasco suffered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,a Washington Republican, who asked her constituents for horror stories about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on its fifth anniversary.
Instead, she heard from people who got coverage, rather than lost it, and who said the law made their lives easier. McMorris Rodgers’s explanation, according to the Spokesman-Review, was that most of the praise was for provisions with “broad, bipartisan support” such as coverage for those with “pre-existing conditions and those that are getting health insurance up to age 26.”
In other words: We’re going to vote to repeal every single word of Obamacare. Except for the stuff people like.