Republicans have been campaigning on Obamacare repeal for years. They used it to ride a tremendous wave of support to historical Congressional victories in 2010, they used it to take the Senate in 2014, and they used it to take the White House in 2016. It can be argued that Romney’s perceived softness on Obamacare, as the champion if a Massachusetts state bill that preceded the ACA, was a deciding factor in the GOP loss in 2012. The American people overwhelmingly dislike the bill, and Republicans have ridden that movement for all it’s worth. Now Murkowski is leading the way as the GOP dumps the American people like a bad one night stand.
“Here in Alaska, some 27,000 Alaskans — about 28,000 actually — now have coverage for the first time…While I clearly have concerns about the expansion’s long-term costs, it has strengthened our native health system and reduced the number of uninsured that are coming into our emergency rooms.”