Republicans Don't Feel Your Pain

Republicans Don't Feel Your Pain
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Well before the House voted last week to replace Obamacare with President Trump's American Health Care Act, Senator Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat from West Virginia who is up for re-election in 2018, met with the president. By his own account, Manchin told Trump:

Mr. President, 172,000 West Virginians got insurance for the first time. These are working people, but they've got something they never had before. They don't know how they got it, they don't know who gave it to them, they don't know the Democrats, nothing about, “It's Obamacare." They don't know any of that. All they know is they've got it. And you know what? They voted for you, Mr. President. The Democrats gave it to them but they voted for you. They're going to know who took it away from them.

 

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