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Should We Keep the Affordable Care Act—or Parts of It?

Opinion runs strong when it comes to 'Obamacare.' Let us know where you stand on the health care issue.

This week, the House passed a bill to repeal the nation's Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as "Obamacare."

The vote was 244-185, with five Democrats siding with the Republican majority. The vote marked the 33rd time since 2010, when the law was enacted, that there was a move to eliminate, defund or otherwise scale back the program.

Analysts project that there is little chance the repeal vote will pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Opinions on whether to keep the bill or repeal it have been very split, although some people and politicians favor keeping portions of the law in effect, such as allowing children to remain on a parent's policy until age 26 and providing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

So, take our poll. Do you think the Affordable Care Act should remain as is, be repealed in its entirety or should portions of the act be retained?

If you have any constructive suggestions as to how the health care situation can be improved, particularly in western Pennsylvania, share them in the comments box below.

b smith July 26, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Kelly During the 2008 campaign, President Barack Hussein Obama cited his mother's experience as a cancer patient trying to get Cigna to pay for treatment for what her insurer said was a pre-existing condition. But it turned out that her correspondence showed that "the 1995 dispute concerned a Cigna disability insurance policy and that her actual health insurer had apparently reimbursed most of her medical expenses without argument."
b smith July 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Kelly Obama credited the Selma, AL, march as where his parents first met. One little problem: The Selma march took place on March 7, 1965. Obama was born on August 4, 1961 (or at least that's the date on the birth certificate he produced). So Obama is lying about when his parents met, or he's lying about his birth date.
b smith July 26, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Kelly On Nov. 10, 2007, Obama said , "I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president." The Obama administration has hired former lobbyist Steve Ricchetti, a registered federal lobbyist for nearly a decade, to serve as counselor to Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, Ricchetti's firm made millions lobbying on behalf of clients such as Fannie Mae and General Motors, both of which have been recipients of taxpayer-funded bailouts. Although Obama signed an executive order codifying this pledge on his first full day in office, the administration has made use of a loophole in the order that permits waivers for former lobbyists to serve. In some cases, the administration has hired former lobbyists without a waiver. Obama appointed former Raytheon lobbyist William Lynn, who got a top job at the Pentagon.
b smith July 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Candidate Obama promised that he would make sure that there was always enough time for the public to read legislation before it was enacted, but he has done exactly the opposite, repeatedly pressing for even faster passage of even longer bills. Candidate Obama claimed that violent radical Bill Ayers was just another guy in his neighborhood, but the record shows that the two had worked closely together. Candidate Obama promised us that CIA personnel involved in the interrogation of terrorists would not be prosecuted, but his administration is now doing exactly that. Obama said that Caterpillar's CEO had told him that Caterpillar would begin hiring again as a result of the stimulus bill, but the CEO immediately announced that he had said no such thing, that Caterpillar would in fact be laying off more workers. Obama assured us that his health plan would never ration care, or "pull the plug" on grandma, but the legislation he backs sets up panels to make crucial decisions on when to withhold care, and it makes such deep cuts in Medicare that rationing is inevitable. Obama, in order to obtain passage of his first stimulus bill, assured us that 90 percent of the jobs created would be in the private sector, but as he well knew, most of them were to be in the public sector.
b smith July 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Shall I continue Kelly? Denial is not a river in Egypt more pies on what went on there as wellbut I'm tired of bursting the libs fantasy bubbles for the evening.

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