Republicans Press Forward on Repeal EffortsJuly 24, 2017 |
by Jonathan Cohn
Republican Party leaders are trying furiously to find 50 votes for some kind of legislation that would, one way or another, repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The big focus of their efforts are a handful of relatively moderate senators from states where Obamacare has had a particularly strong impact on coverage. And although the campaign includes some old-fashioned political pressure, with President Donald Trump set this week to visit two of those states (Ohio and West Virginia), GOP leaders are also trying to use persuasion. In particular, they are still trying to convince those holdout senators that repealing the 2010 health care law wouldn’t cause their constituents to suffer.