Contrary to popular Republican opinion, the ACA was NOT rammed through without input from the Republican Party. There were, in fact (remember facts?), many amendments to the ACA submitted by Republicans, though many were technical in nature, and there were many committee hearings. "Republicans had several opportunities to introduce amendments to the Affordable Care Act, in both the Senate and House bills. Ultimately, for procedural reasons tied to the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., the Senate version was the only one that moved forward. But Republicans offered changes in the committees that considered the bills before the whole chambers voted on them. Timothy Jost, emeritus professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, told us that "there was very significant Republican participation early on on the Senate side. There were dozens of hours of debate, and Republicans like Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee were very engaged."" (PolitiFact, 3/16/17) Let's at least get our facts straight here. Anything as important as healthcare is too important to rush through the Senate without input from every Senator. How can we expect our Senators to represent us if they aren't even given the opportunity?