It has been seven years since the Republicans were crying out for the repeal and replacement of the Obama Health Coverage Act in 2010. Donald Trump, during his campaign, promised, if elected, Their wishes in the first months of his presidency. This week, all hope of honoring this promise has collapsed.
If publicly Donald Trump is disappointed, privately, he does not hide his anger. On Monday again, he announced that an agreement between moderate and conservative Republicans was near. Even with two senators voting against the reform bill, it could still be passed. But when two others defected, it was the coup de grace brought to the law and a humiliation for the president. He blamed the Democrats whose 48 senators refused to support the reform.
Resigned, he wants to let the Obamacare die under his own weight. ” Let Obamacare fail, and the Democrats will come to us and tell us how can we improve it or how can we have a new plan. Obamacare is a big failure and it needs to be changed, “said Donald Trump.
To have a new law, the Republicans no longer seem to have any choice but to cooperate with the Democrats. In the meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to have the Obamacare repealed. But even this does not seem possible, three moderate senators oppose it because, without a replacement, the voters of the rural areas that they represent would be too severely affected.