OK, people of West Mall, I need help. As I have mentioned I belong to a Facebook group, with women who sobbed when HRC lost, who cried "what will I tell my 10 year old daughter?", and have knitted hot pink "p*ssy cat" hats to wear in the Women's march in D.C. Right now, they are clutching their pearls over the repeal of Obamacare, posting comments such as, "my 15 year old nephew has diabetes. I guess his college fund is out the window", or, "My aunt has cancer. What do I tell her? That she will wake up in a week and have no insurance?" "Can you believe they did it in the dead of the night?" It is my understanding that the whole repeal/replace is in a bit of flux, but I do recall reading that if it were to be repealed, it wouldn't happen until a year or so. However, there are 2 lawyers that love to troll around and argue with anyone who dares post anything that isn't a total trashing of anything anti-Obama/Hillary. I usually lay low, and make no comment as I don't enjoy arguing on Facebook, or being ganged up on. But, I did share that if it happened it would most likely take a year while people had time to tweak the negative portions. I do believe in pre-existing conditions, and allowing children up to 26 to be covered, but, I also feel that it has raised premiums in many cases (I-35, for example) many major insurance companies are opting out, which shrinks the already thin number of GPs an FPs. I also don't think younger, healthy people are thrilled to be paying for the older and sicker people, and don't have the facts to back this up. So, I am expecting to get piled on by these women...particularly on "Trump is stupid and Rs don't care if people die", "why should women have to pay more than men?" (not a bad question) and stuff about Medicaire that I honestly don't keep up with. So, who among you is willing to give me your non-partisan thoughts about repeal and replace. I have scoured the internet to find fair articles, but no luck. I know there are quite a few lawyers on this site, and some very smart people. I would love to stick it to one lawyer who lives in DC, went to a non-tier law school, isn't even a partner, yet acts as if she is the end all, be all, on all things election oriented. Would someone be so kind as to give me the simple version of what is going on (so I won't sound stupid) and possible ideas to make this work. I promise I am not being lazy, I am having a hard time separating fact from fiction. My bottom line is there is some good in the ACA, and more not so good. I don't think it can survive in it's current state. I just need some eloquent talking points that sum up what the heck is going on, if it is not too much trouble. Thanks, if anyone gives this a try! UPDATE: 13 minutes, and I have gotten slammed. One of the kindest comments: "I realize you're exiting the discussion but they could have just amended the law if the wanted to fix it. They want to eliminate coverage for folks. Shrug." said by DC attorney, who works checking out mortgage loans. So she is the penultimate expert on all things political. Please, give me a comeback to this wench. I read it isn't even a done deal yet. Gah, she bugs me. And of course, the old, "why does universal healthcare work in other countries? I lived in Germany for 3 years and had great healthcare". Could it be that we have an enormous population of poor, out of work, mentally ill, food stamp taking, welfare taking, people who are obese, (just one example) and due to their obesity they have a ton of medical problems. Aren't European countries a bit more healthy than the US?