Doctor Who’s on First

After years of promises and weeks of heated DC turmoil, the end was swift for Mitch McConnell’s Affordable Care Act replacement. A pair of GOP senators indicated their opposition to the bill and things began to fall apart. McConnell then promised to offer a straight repeal of the ACA, without a replacement in place; a move that had as much chance of success as defibrillating a corpse. The latest idea was suggested by Dr. Trump: “I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll just let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail…” (I can’t remember if it was Mandela, Churchill, or FDR who said that first…)

+ They controlled the White House, the Senate and the House. But they couldn’t get it done. John Cassidy on the Republican health care meltdown.

+ While the inside workings of Washington are interesting, a bigger factor in the deliberations may have been that Obamacare is more popular than ever.

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