If Trumpcare Fails, Republicans Will Continue to Sabotage Obamacare

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This is unusual, but it’s actually worth paying attention to one of President Trump’s tweets today:

If Democrats manage to defeat Trumpcare, that’s hardly the end of the battle. If Obamacare remains the law, Republicans will do everything in their power to ensure that it does indeed “crash & burn.” They will stop funding the CSR subsidies, which will devastate the poor. They will stop enforcing the individual mandate. They will do everything legally possible to issue damaging insurance regulations. And they will make it crystal clear to insurance companies that there is nothing they can count on, and they might as well just exit the Obamacare exchange market now.

This is not me being pessimistic. This is just the reality of what Republicans will do. Their goal is to repeal Obamacare, not to provide medical care to the poor and working class. That’s what we’re up against.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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