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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
In this round of realizing women don't like them and trying to figure out what to do about it, Republicans have decided that one of the things they need is a new message on repealing Obamacare. They've been searching for a new formulation that is still "repeal," but without that word that's gotten kind of toxic over the last few years, so now they're going to be appealing to the ladies with a message sure to appeal to women, "starting over." Because, sure, we want to give those guys just one more chance to fuck up our lives.

But they still mean repeal, and they will still undo all of the good that Obamacare has done. That includes make insurance affordable. Greg Sargent takes a look at what repeal would mean in the states where Republicans are running on it in Senate races.

– In North Carolina, 357,584 people are paying an average monthly premium of $81—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $300.

– In Michigan, 272,539 people are paying an average monthly premium of $97—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $246.

– In New Hampshire, 40,262 people are paying an average monthly premium of $100—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $290.

– In Louisiana, 101,778 people are paying an average monthly premium of $83—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsides/cost increase of $314.

– In Iowa, 29,163 people are paying an average monthly premium of $108—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $243.

– In Alaska, 12,890 people are paying an average monthly premium of $94—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase of $413.

– In Georgia, 316,543 people are paying an average monthly premium of $54—and repeal would result in an average monthly loss of subsidies/cost increase in premiums of $287.

In Alaska, for example, that would mean an annual premium bill of $4,956. That doesn't seem like it would be very appealing to anyone, does it. Republicans are devastating for your pocketbook. And no, they still don't have a plan for "starting over."

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 08:43 AM PDT.

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