Or maybe a zombie. Paul Ryan should be speaking about this shortly. News that I have seen says that Trump told Ryan to pull it since it seems that they did not have the votes to pass it.
This is a major loss for them and a major win for all of the #Resistors out there. Because the thing that the most ideological of the GOP is completely disconnected from is that people want health insurance. What they want is for premiums to be reduced and for deductibles to be less onerous. The reality is that there was nothing about this approach that was going to make anyone’s life better, it was not going to make insurance better, it won’t make insurance cheaper.
And do not forget — the Master Negotiator started from a position of Insurance for Everyone and ended up proposing to drop 24M people from their insurance. The smart thing is to drop the politics and just fix this.
So Obamacare survives — mainly because these guys couldn’t unravel it enough without killing themselves.
Mitch McConnell is probably doing a happy dance now.
So what’s next for Democrats? I think they should propose a fix and start marketing the heck out of it.