Remember that long time ago when I asked people to ‘ping’ their GOP Senators for basic facts about the Affordable Care Act? Of course you don’t. Here’s the link. The basic idea was to call as many GOP Reps and Senators as possible with basic questions about the Affordable Care act, questions like ‘I cannot get individual coverage for any price due to pre-existing conditions. Can I start buying care when the ACA kicks in in October?’. Some of these guys have talked about sabotaging the gears of the ACA even at the individual constituent level and I want to see whether anyone has the balls to pull it off.
Do you have a GOP Rep? Did you try phoning in? Use this thread to report any results or let us know that you plan to try it for yourself. If you don’t have GOP representation at any level, it will still help to find out what quality of information local offices are giving out to constituents who call in. Find the ‘real’ answers to most common questions at the excellent Kaiser Family Foundation FAQ here.
Needless to say if a GOP Rep is caught misleading his or her own constituents at the expense of their health and well being, that could have counter-indicated adverse side effects on their re-election.