Call me naïve, but I fully expected that after seven years of threatening to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans would have a plan all polished, fully supported, and ready to launch as soon as a Republican became president. Seven years of talk without ever offering an alternative. Well, now the ball’s in their court.
I heard some pundit say the other day that he thought Obamacare was safe, that the GOP wouldn’t succeed in replacing it. And the president himself said, “(I)t’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” (Frankly I think he’s the only one who didn’t know.)
Meanwhile, moderate Republicans, the AARP, the American Medical Association, and the American Hospital Association have expressed opposition to the GOP bill.
And so it begins … again.