What’s Next for Healthcare?August 28, 2017 |
by BILL OWENS
The Republican Senate’s third failed attempt at repeal and/or replace was a surprise to many, including this writer. I believed they would get something passed, even for the limited purpose of getting a bill back to the House, and into conference committee. Senator Graham subsequently announced he had a plan which he would move forward with, but that too seems to have died as Senator McConnell said the Senate is moving on. President Trump has continued to attack on Twitter those Republican Senators who voted against the last Senate bill, Mr. McConnell and Republicans in general for the failure to pass healthcare reform. A group of house members from the “Common Sense Caucus” have issued a set of principles to create a framework for healthcare reform. As yet, beyond the press release, not much has happened. Will Republicans revisit healthcare, or, in fact, let the repeal and replace mantra die.