Trump just cancelled the vote. The Republicans did not have the votes. For the time being, ACA stays in place.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 24, 2017 at 1:13pm

In fact, R defections from the bill had grown significantly since yesterday's postponement. NBC News estimates that Trump/Ryan could have gone down by up to 100 votes.

Comment by koshersalaami on March 24, 2017 at 1:28pm

Lesson #1:

The Republicans can be stopped

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 24, 2017 at 1:37pm

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!!

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 24, 2017 at 1:53pm

kosh   those who hadn't known that...i've little respect for them   evil always overreaches

Comment by koshersalaami on March 24, 2017 at 2:07pm

Jon, This is a pretty big victory

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on March 24, 2017 at 2:19pm

Yes it is, Kosh. I'm not diminishing it.

Comment by Rodney Roe on March 24, 2017 at 9:38pm

Paul Ryan said, "For the foreseeable future it (the ACA) is the law of the land."  

Some of my friends, who may give Trump too much credit, think he forced the showdown because he wanted healthcare revision dropped so that he could move on to tax reform.

Comment by moki ikom on March 25, 2017 at 1:54am

Impeachara ® 
Talk to your doctor to see if this medicine may help with symptoms of T.I.A.D.

 In a Washington Post article from March 2016, a bipartisan cross-section of Trump Induced Anxiety Disorder sufferers describe coping with panic attacks, insomnia and a cluster of other symptoms one woman rightly summed up as “not a pathological response to a normal situation, but a normal response to a pathological situation.”


Comment by Ron Powell on March 25, 2017 at 3:58am

The problem with the ACA (OBAMACARE) is the same problem that attends Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, school integration and busing etc...

The  state and local officials who vehemently oppose such policies and programs are the same people who are charged with the responsibility of implementing them.

Not much chance of success under such circumstances. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on March 25, 2017 at 4:08am

Terry, would a "public option" such as was briefly talked about in the discussion leading up to the ACA be helpful to either the public or the insurance companies?

Would a single payer system that took insurance companies out of the process help?

One fervent Trump supporter (who is typical in other ways) that I used to work with, had Obamacare, the premium doubled the following year, they dropped insurance and then got a "huge fine".  When I talked to her about our granddaughter who could not get insurance before because she was born with kidneys that didn't work and had a transplant necessitating that her parents quit working so that she could get medicaid, this idiot started talking about her arthrititis and how she needed a doctor and Obamacare was too high.  To be fair, she is not yet Medicare age and probably does have high premiums with little income


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