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updated 7/22/2013 2:47:30 PM ET 2013-07-22T18:47:30

House Republicans tried for the 39th time to dismantle Obamacare within three years of its original passage. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says his job is to repeal laws and not make them. Ed Schultz gets the reaction from the Rapid Response panel and asks why New Yorkers are getting such a huge savings on premiums.

House Republicans tried for the 39th time to dismantle Obamacare within three years of its original passage. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says his job is to repeal laws and not make them. Ed Schultz gets the reaction from the Rapid Response panel and asks why New Yorkers are getting such a huge savings on premiums.

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    >> well, it is helping the advertising market, that's for sure. welcome back to "the ed show." republicans are running out of time to destroy obama care. so now they are hoping that new lies and lame commercials will do the trick. this week, house republicans tried to pick apart obama care so they could delay health coverage for millions of americans. republicans have now tried or either repealed to dismember obama care 39 times. house speaker john boehner said this morning he plans to go for number 40.

    >> we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. we aught to be judged on how many laws we repeal.

    >> yeah. we shouldn't be judged by how many people we let fall by the way side and get sick and die or get sick and good bankrupt trying to stay healthy. we don't care about them. we don't want to be judge had on that. republicans have been promising to repeal or replace obama care for the last three years and they still can't get it done. maybe because people want it. let's get reaction from donna o'donnell and dr. cori abare and wendel potter.

    >> wendel , is this just an effort to keep people from signing up for obama care november 1st ?

    >> no, not really, it is all political. they want to do this for political purposes. spread fear, uncertainty and doubt and get people to vote for more republicans . that's the end game here. not that they care so much about repealing a law as it is about trying to get people to agree with them and to elect their colleagues come 2014 .

    >> so they think that this is all about keeping the house, getting the senate, that they can convince the american people that this is just a big boone doggel and it won't help them with the way facts are bearing out right now.

    >> absolutely.

    >> donna, will obama care kill jobs?

    >> i think obama care will help jobs. but so many people don't have healthcare , that used to be the foundation for making sure you had covered lives. now we have jbs that don't sustain families an benefits that don't take care of families. there is a moral obligation to participate in a meaningful way. creating jobs or taking care of the healthcare needs of people that are -- our next door neighbors, i just don't -- i don't get it.

    >> the moral component, no question is missing on the republican side . dr. abear, karl rove has an ad claiming that obama care will create a bunch of paperwork. you, as a doctor, is this true? wi will this meyer the whole met medical community and make it worse.

    >> well, they want to make it look like obama doesn't care. but he does care and they will take it and like it. right now a lot of people have gotten a lot cheaper healthcare in the last couple of days and think about this, the woman who actually now can afford healthcare , can now actually have healthcare and not be denied because she was a victim of domestic violence. that is what obama care means. we can't go back and forth and make people think they are scared it have obama care. this is not protecting poor people or rich people . this is protecting people out there that work everyday, like you out there listening. so you node it make shower that you protect your middle class cop september of what reality is and not just go on and on and think obama care is scary. it will save your life.

    >> it is. and you brought up a point on rapid response here, republicans seem to struggle with the math again. the new york health exchange premiums will job about 50% for the consume are. there was an attack ad and says cuts were false. democratic led california is celebrating more affordable healthcare premiums while republicans in ohio are complaining we are still waiting for chris christie to release the obama care premiums for his state. wendel , will premiums go down? is this a fact of life for consumers at that their premiums will go down?

    >> for most americans who buy coverage for the individual market, yes, they will go down in new york and almost every other state. and for people who get their coverage to the workplace, they won't be affected in any way. they will continue to get their coverage the way they have in the past. but for those many millions who can't get coverage at all because of being blackballed by insurance companies and being charged far too much in the past, they can finally get coverage they can afford.

    >> well, it is interesting. after october 1st , all the way it mid terms to see how this battle continues on. donna, will republican governors be forced to sign on because of all of the positives? how in the world could you ever take it away from them? how could a politician governor go out on the stump and say, you know what, you have healthcare and i'm taking it away. how is that better?

    >> i think that is a hard argument. they are facing resistance within states. some governors are trying to figure out how to get the benefit of being against obama care and yet engage obama care. there is real financial value for states. but feeling compelled to hold up this ideological approach which is just inconsistent with the benefits for their constituents.

    >> dr. abear, how will people in republican states suffer if they don't sign on to obama care.

    >> well, they have to get their own healthcare and pay for it. but hospitals, taking care of an uninsured patient, they have to suck all of that expense up. and pass that on to someone. and that someone is going to be the middle class . so you have to understand that when governors don't give the money to states for obama care, they will cause a lot of problems for a lot of people and lot of institutions in the united states . that's really not fair. as a doctor, my job is to make shower that people are taken care of. a lot of doctors don't like obama care because it may decrease a small amount of the salary. but reality is that i am in this because i'm an altruistic person that want it take care of my fellow man. and i've got to do it. i will break this stuff down, man. i make it ridiculously simple so people can understand obama care. you have to make it that way so people aren't scared.

    >> i understand you do it in two sections. we will spend more time on that on another show. dr. hebert, thanks so much. thank you for being on the ed show.

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