The GOP’s healthcare bill passing through the House of Representatives showcases Trump’s accomplishment in uniting Republicans behind his leadership, infers Ed Rogers of the Washington Post. He asserts that a failure to pass the bill would have been a disaster for the party, spelling division among its members. Trump was calculated and patient in addressing heath care reform and pushing through a bill that had majority support. Rogers suggests that this is a follow through on a predominant campaign promise to transform Obamacare and demonstrates Republican unity under Trump.
Trump forced the latest healthcare bill through the House of Representatives to gain a symbolic victory and its undoubtable failure is just a matter of time, theorizes Alex Shepard of New Republic. He argues that the bill is riddled with flaws that will raise costs and leave millions without healthcare. House Republicans were dependent on being able to tell their supporters that they are getting rid of Obamacare, even at the cost of major failure further down the line, speculates Shepard. He implies that when the Senate blocks it, Republicans will regret they didn’t think this through better.