House Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled, Back To The Drawing Board [VIDEO]

House Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled, Back To The Drawing Board [VIDEO]

House Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled, Back To The Drawing Board [VIDEO]

The American Health Care Act was supposed to go to the House floor for a vote yesterday, and then for a vote today. The votes are not there, and the bill is now being pulled.


Buh-bye
All the pitching and begging and pleading could not save the crap sandwich that the AHCA promised to become.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues.



Psssst, Speaker Ryan… you really should have handled this better.


This is a good moment for conservatives.


This now becomes a testing moment for President Trump. This is definitely a setback for what he had planned for his first 100 days, but what is better? Doing something, or doing something RIGHT? He has indicated that he just wants to move onto another subject. But the swamp that is Obamacare is still going to suck at us, and something will have to be done. Now, hopefully, the House will go forward with a straight repeal and have a less burdensome, easier to explain, less bloated replacement. And what President Trump says now will truly be an indicator of how he plans on governing. This is not like a business, where he can just go and fire someone. He has to work with the Congress to get anything done.

However, this is not, as the Democrats are gloating at the moment, a win for them. The stink that is Obamacare is still hanging around them, and they have no alternatives except to keep throwing more money at it.

President Trump is going to be speaking via a recorded statement about the AHCA bill being yanked. Welcome to being where the buck stops, sir.

UPDATE 5 PM EDT:
President Trump has given a quick press conference – in which he did take questions – about the AHCA bill.


In putting the blame on Democrats, President Trump is attempting to make them now own the collapse of Obamacare. That’s appreciated, but it won’t be helpful when Obamacare does collapse. The president announced his intent to move on to tax reform (where he is likely to find more unity), and the GOP now needs to pull their proverbial crap together and get a repeal and replace plan that we can live with.

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