Friday afternoon, because there were not enough votes to pass the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pulled the bill for Phase One of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Ryan stated:
“I don’t know what else to say other than Obamacare is the law of the land. It’ll remain law of the land until it’s replaced,” he said. “We’re going to be living with Obamacre for the foreseeable future.”
“It is not what any of us promised we were going to do, and it is built on a false premises that the parliamentarian was not going to allow what we promised we would do.”
For his part, President Trump and others maintain that ObamaCare is imploding.
On the opposite side of the aisle, Democrats maintain that the GOP health bill is worse than letting Obamacare implode.
Additional reading: Fiasco – Ryan’s from start to finish.
FEATURED QUESTION, in three parts: (1) Were the provisions of the AHCA any improvement over ObamaCare? (2) Did the Congressional GOP elites, many of whom despise Donald Trump and are still seething that he won the 2016 National Election, deliberately design a bill that would fail so as to promote the downfall of the Trump Presidency? (3) Is ObamaCare, as it is now configured, doomed to implode?