I agree with President Trump. He warned the House GOP that if they fail to repeal Obamacare, many would lose their seats in 2018.
The problem is that the Ryan Bill which Trump is pushing does not repeal Obamacare. It doesn’t even come close. It fails to address the cost issue; it fails to end “essential health benefits”, it fails to enable the free market, and if the Ryan bill or something like it actually passes it will most certainly end the Trump agenda and the GOP majorities. And just as certainly it will not cure what’s wrong with Obamacare.
The hope that stage 2 and 3 will fix it up is a hopeless pipe dream. The Democrats will cheer the failure of the Ryan Plan to cure anything as they make its repair impossible.
It makes the Repeal promise sound just like Bush Sr.’s “No new taxes” pledge. Sign right here, Mr. President, and we’ll ride you right out of office.
Trump needs a win on this. Obamacare has to go as he and the GOP promised. The Ryan plan is a loss for Trump and a win for the establishment and the status quo.
Jon Smith, Admin 3/21/2017
Trump warns Republicans ahead of healthcare vote
FROM THE HILL: BY SCOTT WONG – 03/21/1
President Trump issued a stern warning in a closed-door meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday, saying GOP lawmakers could lose their seats in 2018 if they fail to repeal and replace ObamaCare, multiple GOP sources said.
“I believe many of you will lose in 2018” if the party is not successful in passing its healthcare bill, Trump told the House GOP conference during a meeting in the Capitol, according to a source in the room.