Bob Dole http://ripr.org en Why does the GOP so fear Obamacare? http://ripr.org/post/why-does-gop-so-fear-obamacare <p>The debate over Obamacare rages from Providence to Pasadena. As the state moves closer to launching its health insurance exchange, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the arguments and traces the law’s Rhode Island roots.</p><p>Ask Rhode Island Republican State Chairman Mark Smiley what he thinks of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare and you’ll get a blunt answer:&nbsp; He says, ``I hate it.’’</p><p>Smiley’s position is simple and wedded to his party’s national stance: Repeal the entire law and start over. ``Socialism,’’ he says, ``doesn’t work.’’</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:11:01 +0000 Scott MacKay 20184 at http://ripr.org