Saying, “I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it,” President Trump reiterated his let-it-fail strategy for healthcare. He figures that, if their signature policy fails, Democrats will come begging the GOP for a seat at the table to fix it. And then, he presumes, we’ll be able to get an Obamacare replacement through Congress. Part of the problem here is that this bill likely failed because it wasn’t conservative enough; that’s certainly why Senators Paul (R-KY), Lee (R-UT), and Moran (R-KS), all right-wing stalwarts, would have defected. If Democrats are brought to the table with a blank slate, we’re likely to get a much more liberal healthcare paradigm. Especially since Donald Trump, before he was president, called for a universal-type health system.
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