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AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

The GOP's bill, the American Health Care Act, was yanked from the floor of the House right before a scheduled vote Friday after it became clear that too many conservative and moderate Republicans would vote "no" and doom it to failure.

While the failure last week on the part of President Donald J. Trump and GOP leaders in Congress to repeal and replace "Obamacare" dominated the headlines, the subtext of the issue was just as important.

But Bloomberg on Wednesday reported that GOP leaders are now weighing making another attempt at winning passage for the bill.

"A functioning, competitive market for health insurance is a crucial element of providing patients access to quality, affordable care", the page reads.

Following the bill's defeat, Ryan said the ACA would remain the "law of the land until it's replaced". "And so we're going to get this right, and in the meantime, we're going to do all of our other work that we came here to do".

FILE - President Donald Trump, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, and Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media regarding the health care reform bill, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, March 24, 2017.

"Coming out of that conference I have more confidence that we will get it done", McCarthy said.

One good thing that came out of the failed American Health Care Act is that we no longer have to watch Rep. David Valadao's ads asking us to thank him for the now defunct bill. That's such an easy one.

Example, Republicans are still expected to push hard for a rollback of the ACA's expansion of Medicaid, and members of the GOP could seek to include rollback provisions in future tax reform legislation in exchange for proposing a tax reform plan Democrats would find more palatable.

That was never going to happen.

"As he has developed a replacement package, Trump said he has paid attention to critics who say that repealing Obamacare would put coverage at risk for more than 20 million Americans covered under the law's insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion", the Post reported on January 15.

"While we would welcome your honest interest in bipartisan work to improve quality, lower costs, and expand coverage, we are concerned by your recent statement indicating it would be a good thing to make the ACA 'explode, '" they write, adding, "Instead, we urge you to use your executive authority to support a stable, competitive insurance marketplace". And in a phone interview with The New York Times, Trump said, "Obamacare unfortunately will explode".

But this week, the administration and House Republicans are signaling that they have not given up on tackling Obamacare repeal.



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