The GOP are like the dog that finally catches the car: now they're in charge of healthcare, they have no idea what to do with itby Adam Aiken / June 29, 2017 / Leave a comment
The Republicans might yet pass a healthcare bill in the US—but whether it’ll save them is debatable.
On Tuesday, Mitch McConnell, the party’s leader in the Senate, dramatically pulled his proposed bill, which would have undone key Obamacare provisions and dramatically cut Medicaid, because he couldn’t get enough votes to bring it to the floor—let alone pass it.
All hope is not yet lost for the GOP, though. We’ve been here before, after all. A couple of months ago, McConnell’s colleagues in the House of Representatives were in the same position. Their bill was pulled because of a Republican rebellion but, a few weeks later, a new version was produced and they managed to pass it—just.