Here is the Republican health care plan as proposed by noted Republican "intellectuals": Eliminate Medicare, eliminate Medicaid, eliminate S-CHIP, prohibit states from regulating health insurers, deregulate health insurers at the federal level, and eliminate employer-provided health insurance.
Wow. Medicare and S-CHIP in particular are astoundingly popular programs, with support from over 75% of the population. Employer-provided health insurance isn't far behind. If the Republican Party adopted this as its official health care solution and its Representatives and Senators pushed it, that would be HUGE! Like, attacking popular programs makes your party just, like, so popular, y'know. Permanent Democratic majority!
So your assignment, if you live in a Republican dominated state, is to call your Republican senator and/or Republican representative and ask them to vote against that socialist Medicare healthcare. And S-CHIP too. Or at least propose a real Republican health care plan that doesn't include those programs. Because those programs are socialism, and thus bad. We need to help Republican congressmen and Senators by letting them know what their batshit lunatic constituency really wants. All we want is the best for the Republican Party, right?
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
PS - Yeah, I know some iconic child molester died today. So?