Roger F. Wicker

Health care defeat leaves GOP in crouch, Dems on offense

Republicans face a big problem following the collapse of their latest push to repeal the Obama health care law: Their own voters are angry and don't trust them.

Right now, they don't know what to do about it. That's trouble for a party preparing to defend its House and Senate majorities in 2018 midterm elections that look riskier than most imagined months ago.

President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans say they'll take another run next year at dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. But they've made doing just that a core promise in four consecutive national elections with nothing to show for it.

"If I'm a voter in wherever and...

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