What better way to start the week than doing a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking? We’re not talking sports here. It’s the epic health care debacle that took place on Friday, as House Speaker Paul Ryan was ordered by President Trump to pull the bill Ryan had shepherded — just prior to the vote.
Former Senator Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, assesses the American Health Care Act, that was sold as the answer to candidate Trump’s campaign pledge to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.
The Ryan plan, derided as “Obamacare Lite,” or “RyanCare,” caused conservatives to balk at putting their stamp of approval on it.
DeMint sees the events that unfolded on Friday as an opportunity for Congressional leaders to start over. It takes only a single minute to read, “There Are Plans Ready That Truly Repeal Obamacare.”
As President Trump moves to put tax reform on the front burner, it will most likely be without Paul Ryan’s choreographing.