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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Latest Death of the Death of Obamacare

The media tells us that the Senate GOP healthcare bill is now dead.  The GOP is moving on to just repealing Obamacare with a time delay to allow for the replacement to be reached over a longer time.

Who knows the truth?  Certainly not the media.  They told us at great length that the repeal/replace effort was dead when the bill was pulled from the calendar in the House.  A month later, a slightly different bill passed.  Then they told us that the effort was dead when there were GOP opponents of the first version of the bill.  It came back, though.  Now it may be dead, or it may just be moving towards yet another resurrection.

I intend to wait and see.

In the meantime, the idea of repealing with no replacement but with time to come up with a replacement puts extra pressure on everyone to finally agree on a new plan.  Will it work?  Maybe.  It would be nice if at least a few Democrats would stop opposing everything and get involved in crafting that replacement.

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