How exactly this will become – and whether it will be a blessing or a curse for the Republicans in 2020 – is still unclear.
Health care – and Trump's attempts to push back Obamacare – became a galvanizing theme for Democrats in the 2018 interlude. According to a CNN exit poll, four in ten voters said health care was the country's biggest problem in 2018 they put a wave of democratic legislators in office to give Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives.
And now that they have lost the majority, Republicans have virtually no chance to legislate to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's undersigned health bill.
But Trump was stubborn in the face of these political warning signs, instead concerned The suspension and replacement of Obamacare remains the only promise of the 201
"Especially in the Texas court – he's probably going to the Supreme Court," Trump told reporters Friday. "But now we do something that is much cheaper for humans than Obamacare."
But that's exactly what it is, still in progress.
The uncertainty has not stopped Trump from tying himself and his party to the problem.
One Week of Health Care
– By the republican legislators who thought of the fierce battle for whom Trump sets them up.
US Senate chairman Mitch McConnell tried to dissociate his chairman from Trump's latest venture on Thursday, saying he was looking forward to seeing "what the president is proposing and what he is talking to the (home) spokesman can work out. "
You said that the President wants to telegraph to his political base, that he is firmly committed to keeping the law out of hand, even though he failed to fight the Republicans during a lengthy legislative battle in 2017, when the party both chambers held Congress. And he is now hoping for the courts to achieve what he and a Republican majority in Parliament and the Senate could not.
"We have a chance to kill Obamacare, we almost made it, but unfortunately somebody gave us a thumbs down surprise, but we'll do it differently, you know, we'll do it differently," Trump told his supporters at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday night. "So we're going to get rid of Obamacare, and I said it the other day: The Republican Party is going to be the party of big health care, it's good, it's important."
Trump's decision to support a decision that would totally dismantle Obamacare, even if his administration has no viable alternative, is a risky risk. If the ruling is upheld by higher courts, about 20 million Americans could lose Trump's health care.
These concerns and concerns over the legal justification for the move raised objections to Health Secretary Alex Azar, Attorney General William Barr, and White House Attorney Pat Cipollone, while the White House debated its position on the Texas lawsuit led by a coalition of republican states. The ruling in Texas is being challenged by a coalition of democratically governed states because the Trump government has refused to defend the law at all.
President's Working Group
The President said Thursday that he had commissioned a handful of Republican senators to assemble an Obamacare successor. However, there does not seem to be such a working group.
"I think the president has just listed the names of the people he talked to on the phone about health care," a Republican Senate assistant told CNN.
Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Rick Scott of Florida, two of the republican senators Trump listed as part of the group, said the senators continued to have discussions with the president and her colleagues on health issues, but none Working group mentioned.
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Trump's third senator, spoke with Trump on Wednesday morning about health care, but his staff said they had nothing to report at the moment when they were asked about the specific working group.
The President's comments to the Senators on the last attempt by the White House to reassure the public that it will submit a replacement plan when the courts make a final ruling.
Just a day before, Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence The chief of staff and former Parliamentary Legislature Director told CNN that "the president will present plans this year" to replace Obamacare with Congress.
White House officials quickly told CNN that Short had come before White House considerations.
The White House still has to decide whether it will take the lead in making an Obamacare replacement, or whether the President will favor Republican legislators