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trump ocHow has Republican President Donald Trump performed during his first week in office in the Oval Office? 

This is a question that certainly has been asked around the world.   

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jindal chuck toddOn Sunday, former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal penned an oped that appeared in Politico.  The subject?  Repealing Obamacare.

Jindal has often considered himself to be an authority on healthcare, having previously served as governor of Louisiana, member of Congress and assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.   

 

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Obamacare repeal, without replacement, might soon be a reality.

The GOP and President-elect Donald Trump appear to be focused on repealing the health care law with the promise of replacing, but, the uncertainty of what and when would be taking over for the now, almost-terminal revolutionary legislation, is obvious.

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obamcare keepCongress is in session and Obamacare repeal is on the table.  The big question is whether that table is for surgery or if the repeal and replace is being tabled to another time.

The Democratic-leaning The Daily Dime has presented its own reasons for not doing damage to Obamacare, or, the Affordable Care Act.

 

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shoesRemember the old knock on presidential candidate John Kerry back in the 2004 presidential election?  “I was for it before I was against it.”   Today, about the single worst charge that can be made against any conservative Republican politician is that they support Obamacare.  President-Elect Trump said during the recent campaign that his first act would be to abolish Obamacare. And the key component is requiring every citizen to buy health insurance. 

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kennedy appropriations2In its final Southern Media Opinion and Research poll of 2016, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy holds a significant 14-point lead over his Democratic Party opponent Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell,  Kennedy leads Campbell 52% to 38%.

 One of the reasons for the Kennedy lead, according to Bernie Pinsonat of SMOR, is government has a spending problem not a revenue problem and Louisiana apparently applies that concept to national government too. 

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pipesIs Obamacare really broken or can it be fixed?  If it is impossible to mend, will efforts to remove and replace it going to cause more problems than simply leaving it alone?

One of the major issues in the 2016 election was the future of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.   There are those who believe that the law is better than what previously existed, yet needs to be fixed.  There are others who feel it is an abomination and needs to be repealed and replaced.

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uncle sam 6As President-elect Donald Trump and our US Congress decide what he wants to do with healthcare in the country and as open enrollment is now in season, there is at least one medical doctor and author who believes that Obamacare has made health care in the United States a total mess and the law needs to be repealed.

 

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trumpcare“Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare”

Or so candidate Donald Trump told us throughout the campaign and particularly days before he was elected to be the next President of the United States.

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freedom 3Bad news for President Barack Obama, democrats, Hillary Clinton hit this week and at the wrong moment, two weeks prior to election day.

The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare premiums were going to skyrocket by roughly 25% this year.  Not the type of news any candidate or administration would want as the autumn days turn colder and the focus upon presidential and Congressional elections grow longer.

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