And they are right. Why would you (or anyone) help Paul Ryan to get rid of something which benefits millions? Even if YOU do not personally benefit a) there is no policy, not a single one ever, which can benefit everyone b) the world doesn’t revolve around you c) what’s wrong with standing up with those tens of millions who benefit?
“The Repeal and Replace Obamacare” movement was more a symbol against the person Obama than it was against the policy itself. I know that because millions of Republican constituents – it could have been more had the Republican led states opened the opportunity for their residents to get Obamacare coverage – have benefitted of at least two major provisions in the Healthcare act:
- Individuals with pre-existing health conditions – including Republican constituents – can get health insurance without having to mortgage their homes
- Parents – including Republican constituents – can provide health coverage to their children up to their 26th birthday.
Without having to detail every provision in the Healthcare Act, suffice to say that most logical individuals would conclude Obamacare is beneficial to most (if not all) in the working class.