GOP Healthcare Bill: DOA

GOP Healthcare Bill: DOA

Republicans in the House refused to line up behind Paul Ryan‘s misbegotten American Health Care Act, so the speaker pulled the plug Friday afternoon. After Donald Trump said he was “100 percent behind” the AHCA bill, many in the media had branded the draconian legislation TrumpCare, so naturally the president was quick to blame everyone else for the defeat, from the democrats to Ivanka and Jared.

You like your ObamaCare? You get to keep your ObamaCare.

More:

“Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare,” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

“Health-care stocks are celebrating the death of Donald Trump’s health-care bill,” Alison Griswold, Quartz

“What Trump’s Health-Care Loss Means for Obama’s Legacy,” Jared Keller, Pacific Standard

“The Health Care Bill Has Failed. Let the Finger Pointing Begin.” Larry Buchanan Karen Yourish, New York Times

“The failure of the Republican health care bill reveals a party unready to govern,” Ezra Klein, Vox

“AP Fact Check: Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise,” Calvin Woodward, Associated Press

“The Republican healthcare plan just failed because Trump is bad at making deals,” Josh Barro, Business Insider

“Why Trump Thinks He Can Bounce Back From a Health-Care Rout,” David A. Graham, The Atlantic

“Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill,” Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press

“Why Republicans were in such a hurry on health care,” Matt O’Brien, Washington Post

Updates:

“‘The closer’? The inside story of how Trump tried — and failed — to make a deal on health care,” Robert Costa, Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker, Washington Post

“Oops… PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare,” Brakkton Booker, NPR News

“Watch Trump Call Obamacare Repeal ‘So Easy,'” Inae Oh,  Mother Jones

“The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism,” John Cassidy, The New Yorker

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