I am not sure I can believe this outcome, we have come to the end of Trumpcare? Consider the fact that the AHCA was introduced to the House on Monday, March 20, 2017 and was withdrawn on Friday, the same week its hard to view this as anything but an initial start, or a false start. The AHA took years in the making including many rounds of legislation adjustments and then lengthy court battles.
Once you give something to the middle class its very hard to get politicians to take it back. That is the core story that the Republicans seem so reluctant to learn, especially the Freedom Caucus. But many moderates from Purple, Blue and Red States have had to take heat from of their constituents at anger town hall meetings. Further, the sound bits all have the same theme, “Congressman/Senator __________, I am a Republican, have been for ___ years. But if it wasn’t for Obamacare ( I would be, my spouse would be, my child would be) DEAD!!!
I think there’s something else that has happened in the public mind that neither the press nor the politicians understand. Now that the public has seen what the Republicians have in mind for their version of healthcare policy, as in 20 million less people with insurance over the next 10 years. Obamacare, has become a hardened brand!
The Grass is Greening for Obamacare – For Now, the End of Trumpcare
The public will look at an attack on Obamacare as an attack on healthcare and related entitlements. Wait, the grass is greener but on our side of the fence. Trump/Ryan/Price are bunch of chintzy gardeners that are trying to tell us that we should stop watering OUR lawn, let it brown out, pay more for our water AND send that same water over to our richer neighbors. Yes, this is what the Democrats are saying but its coming out of the mouths of Republican voters.