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Republicans Return to D.C., Prepare to Dismantle Obamacare

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By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 10:24 AM

Republicans in Congress return to the capitol Monday, where they will face their self-appointed task of repealing and replacing Obamacare despite increasing difficulty, according to CNN.

"I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active, they're putting pressure on congressmen and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country," Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said in a radio interview Thursday on WBHP 800's "The Morning Show with Toni & Gary."

"And you may not even see a vote to repeal Obamacare, you might see something where they call it a repeal but really it's an amendment," he added.

"In my judgment, we don't have the votes in Congress to pass a repeal bill, in part because of what these people are doing."

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked to CNN on Saturday, where he mentioned GOP Sen. Tom Cotton's town hall in northwest Arkansas last week, where the audience eventually began chanting "do your job! Do your job!"

"Any time you have 2,000 Arkansans show up at a town hall meeting, that gets people's attention, and particularly politicians," said Hutchinson. "And I think you have to understand that this is reflecting voter intensity. They are very concerned."

He added: "There's nothing more precious to you than healthcare, whether you have an individual policy or whether it's an employer policy or whether it's Medicaid."

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has said it's "not acceptable" to remove the Medicaid expansion that his state accepted, and asked moderate Republicans to work with Democrats to preserve this part of the healthcare law.

"I think there are some very conservative Republicans in the House who are going to say just get rid of the whole thing. And that's not acceptable when you have 20 million people, or 700,000 people in my state, because where do the mentally ill go? Where do the drug addicted go?" Kasich said on Friday, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told The Washington Post Friday that "the concern of governors alike, not just Republican governors, but governors on either side of the aisle is: Give us a base, give us a foundation upon which we could help slow the curve. But you can't cut Medicaid. There's no way about it."

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