Repealing and replacing Obamacare may not have worked, but letting it collapse is a very real possibility, reports Louis Nelson. Trump and the GOP are currently planning to let it fail and come up with a replacement afterwards. The threat of this happening is also likely to make Democrats willing to negotiate to prevent Obamacare’s crash without a backup plan. The president is moving forward quickly in order to achieve a much-needed success for the Republicans. Once others understand that Obamacare is likely to fail he will be able to enact the healthcare reform that the GOP is longing for.
The failure of yet another Republican campaign to replace and repeal Obamacare leaves Trump with few prospects to achieve his goal, writes Harriet Agerholm of The Independent. Two Republican senators declared their opposition to the GOP’s bill, making it highly unlikely that Obamacare will be replaced in the near future. With a Republican party that appears fractured, getting enough support to definitively repeal it will be difficult. They should rework their healthcare bill and cooperate with Democrats to find a middle ground that improves America’s healthcare. Their current strategy is repeatedly failing.