Randy Hultgren

Moving on: Who'll fix Obamacare now?

Moving on: Who'll fix Obamacare now?

This week in Washington, a staggered president and his party dig out from the rubble of their failed Obamacare replacement effort.

As House Speaker Paul Ryan says, there's no sugarcoating this. The politics of the Republicans' failure to pass, or even vote on, the American Health Care Act was ugly. House conservatives in the Freedom Caucus sought a full repeal without an effective replacement, guaranteeing the smoldering political debris in Washington. Why be greedy? Millions of Americans gained coverage via Obamacare. You can't replace something, no matter how gravely flawed, with nothing.

But after a weekend of blame-mongering and political handicapping,...

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