The furor started when the Trump Justice Department changed directions in a case against the Affordable Care Act and asked the court to get rid of the whole law….
THAT set off alarm bells across the whole Republican parties lawmakers….
While Republicans have targeted the law since Democrats passed it as a way to demonize President Obama…
The healthcare program has become increasingly supported by Americans….
Any effort to get rid of it would probably cost a lot Republican lawmakers their jobs…
Trump, being Trump made a comment last week that he would replace Obamacare with another plan…..
There is NO other plan….
There couldn’t be ANOTHER plan because to do so ?
Would require House Democratic Speaker Pelosi to approve it…
This whole dance IS a clear signal to the courts to NOT throw out the whole Obamacare Act….
President Trump signaled Monday night that he will not press for a vote on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act until after next year’s elections, apparently heeding warnings from fellow Republicans about the perils of such a fight during campaign season.
In a series of late-night tweets, Trump continued to bash President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law but said a vote on a replacement would not occur until after the elections — suggesting that he believes he would still be in the White House and that Republicans would control both chambers of Congress at that point.
“Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House,” Trump wrote. “It will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America.”
Congressional Republicans were caught off guard by Trump’s rapid shift to focus on health care last week, which was set off by his abrupt decision to direct the Justice Department to intervene in a federal court case seeking to eliminate the ACA in its entirety on constitutional grounds.
Trump later showed up a Senate Republican luncheon where he declared that they should be the “party of health care” and asked for assistance in writing a new bill.
It soon became clear, however, that other Republicans had little appetite to take on an issue that benefited Democrats during last year’s midterm elections…..