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President Trump signed an executive order effectively gutting Obamacare, which included controversial provisions like ending federal subsidies for the poor. Trump has repeatedly said Congress should just let Obamacare fail if they are unable to repeal and replace, but many Americans want to see Obamacare fixed rather than torn down. Hardliners still believe Obamacare is too broken to be fixed, and the only way forward is to dismantle it as quickly as possible. What do you think?

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President Trump seems hell bent on making sure Obamacare implodes.

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His recent executive order effectively gutting Obamacare was met with harsh criticism. The New York Times Editorial Board argued Trump's latest decision would lead to millions of Americans losing their health care.

Mr. Trump directed his administration to effectively create an alternative health insurance system that does not include the safeguards of the A.C.A. and could sabotage that 2010 law, one of his predecessor’s biggest accomplishments. The president claims that this will help people obtain cheaper insurance. In reality, it most likely will force insurance companies to abandon the A.C.A.’s insurance exchanges and ultimately precipitate a collapse of an important part of Obamacare.

They also urged members of Congress to step in and save Obamacare before it is too late.

But Mr. Trump is determined to disrupt Obamacare. Before this order, he threatened to stop making subsidy payments to insurers, which forced many to raise rates for 2018. His administration has shortened the A.C.A. open enrollment period during which people can buy coverage for next year. Funding aimed at helping people enroll — like money for advertising and health navigators — has been slashed.
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Not everyone believes Obamacare should be saved. David Harsanyi argues in the New York Post that Republicans should not seek a "bipartisan solution" to Obamacare, but should instead make Democrats own their failure.

Democrats unilaterally shoved through the system a wide-ranging national restructuring of a vital part of the economy. It was an effort that blew up dozens of governing norms and was built on a giant lie, a manipulated Congressional Budget Office score and a process that, outside a few Kabuki theater hearings and technical amendments, ignored half the country while coercing every citizen’s participation. In fact, many of the people being asked to bail out Obamacare warned that Obamacare would need bailing out... So what do conservatives gain in these “bipartisan” efforts

Conservatives also argue that Obamacare will only expand its reach and veer dangerously close to a single-payer system if Republicans give Democrats too much negotiating power.

Liberals like to argue that allowing Obamacare to fail would bring a single-payer closer to reality. Well, it is just as likely that prolonging Obamacare’s lifespan would help single-payer, as the next Democratic administration will surely continue to expand the reach of the law. (Unlike the GOP, Democrats don’t shy away from incrementalism.) If Republicans truly believe Obamacare has harmed America, there is no upside in fake bipartisanship. 
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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Congress save Obamacare?
A festive crown for the winner
#SaveObamacareNow
#LetObamacareFail