White House Minute: Is Repeal & Replace truly dead?

White House Minute: Is Repeal & Replace truly dead?

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I’m Patrick Gavin and this is your White House Minute.

Remember when Donald Trump warned that Republicans shouldn’t leave town before doing something about Obamacare? Well, they didn’t do anything about Obamacare, and they left town. So much for the bully pulpit.

So what can we expect when they come back? Is repeal and replace truly dead?

On the one hand, no Republican would ever admit to giving up on what’s been their biggest campaign promise for the past eight years.

On the other hand, Republicans have spilled barrels of political capital on what’s been so far a losing issue. Why would they continue to beat their heads against the wall?

Still there are grumblings that moderates are hoping to launch a bipartisan effort to fix Obamcare, but don’t put your money on it. Repeal and replace may one day rear its head again, but when Republicans return to Congress, they have one goal and one goal only: Get a legislative victory. Anything. Something. More likely than not: Tax reform. Once Republicans prove adept at governing, they might yet again have the courage to tackle Obamacare, but until then? Don’t hold your breath.

I’m Patrick Gavin and this is your White House Minute.

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