Thursday, May 4, 2017

Donald Trump gets his compromise plan through the House

I do not want to be too negative about what President Trump and the GOP came up with, they were in a bit of a bind with cutting a deal with their own party (the Democrats of course were complete obstructionists).  Obamacare was in the process of collapsing, so something needed to be done. The GOP better be effective in pointing out they were trying to save a failed system. But Glenn Reynolds is absolutely right: This was not repeal of Obamacare. Although Ace is calling it Repeal Lite.

Now the media and Democrats will try to brand this as Trumpcare. Schumer and the Democrats in the Senate will engage in all sorts of shenanigans. Get ready for that.

Let's just say there are a mixed bag of takes from conservatives and Republicans on the AHCA (at least as it currently stands).  I will wait to see how things play out in the Senate.

Rush Limbaugh: White House celebrates, but there is a long way to go, What's in this Health Care bill, and Trump takes Rush's advice in taking the wheel on this

Don Surber: Advises us which way to bet...

Instapundit: Would have died under ObamacareThe Placebo Politics of Health CareHeads I win, Tails You LoseHouse vote on AHCA today

Wombat: Twitchy: @mkhammer’s Epic Personal Tweetstorm About Obamacare Is A Must-Read

Powerline:  House votes to repeal and replace, Demos lose big and spin furiously

Legal Insurrection: House passes Trumpcare (barely)

Daily Wire: Senate will not vote on House bill, intend to draft their own

PatriotRetort: Defusing the Obamacare time bomb

The Lid: This was a liberal victory
Victory Girls: Celebrity Meltdowns


  1. Never forget Trump views this as the beginning, not the end.

    Phases 2 and 3 (and probably more) will come later.

    1. Never forget that will involve congress. Trust but verify and all that good stuff.


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