Ryan and the moderates will work together to get another bill on the table whether you like it or not.
#8 | Posted by Rightocenter
I would love to have your optimism (or is it naivete?). But I just don't see it happening. Trump and Ryan didn't want a true healthcare bill... that was NEVER the intention. It was ALL to eliminate the taxes of ACA. The only way Ryan and Trump can easily push tax reform through was via cutting the ACA taxes. It failed. And now they know that the bill focusing mainly on freeing up ACA taxes won't fly. They're going to have to use the budget reconciliation process and show revenue neutral for any tax cuts.
Since the new healthcare bill to repeal (I'm not even going to give it the assumed respect of "replace" as it obviously didn't even come close to doing so) failed, they're gonna havta come up with something else.
But this whole healthcare bill was NEVER about healthcare. Only about killing the ACA taxes so they could do tax reform after.
I seriously doubt there will be any kind of honest bill about healthcare, whether they attempt to work with Dems or not. And unless they're going complete single-payer, then I hope the Dems tell 'em to shove it if Trump and Ryan come asking.