Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill is still in danger of failing, not only are a number of house conservatives still opposing the replacement bill for the ACA, even though some are willing to change their votes with concessions from Trump, but Senate conservatives are openly calling the bill dead on arrival (DOA). Its openly acknowledged that the republican senate only needs to lose two of its members for the bill to fail, especially with the Democrats united in opposition to the bill. The problems of course lead back to the issue of repealing Obamacare, and actually providing healthcare, or Medicaid benefits for their constituents. Ideological conservatives loathe Obamacare, because market place logic for a basic human right is apparently sensible…somewhere. And the more moderate members of the Senate and house are more concerned with their people losing both cover (24 million will lose their cover if the bill passes) and not being voted back in for being the guy who did that to them.
Naturally Ryan remains focused on passing this bill, even if the policy is detrimental to the majority of America, businesses and the economy (because the sheer level of money used on healthcare is enormous, and could be better applied if they moved away from a capitalist system. But that’s neither here nor there), which could be lead back the issue of the border adjustment tax, which having seemingly failed now seems to have resulted in an $800 billion decrease in Medicaid spending. All for tax cuts for the wealthy, because reasons.
At this stage, even if it does pass the house, it will probably fail in the senate, which may lead to the fall back plan of waiting for Obamacare to implode from its own destructive path.
Which, you know, it isn’t.
Politico: Healthcare bill DOA in Senate