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Was Trump joking on health care — AP SPIN METER

Now that President Trump was forced to pull his bill to repeal and replace Obamacare because he couldn't muster enough support from his own party in the House, the pragmatist in him might be looking for other sources to support his legislative agenda.

But Bloomberg on Wednesday reported that GOP leaders are now weighing making another attempt at winning passage for the bill. "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated".

"We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future", Ryan said after announcing the GOP bill would not be voted on in the House.

And Schumer, contrary to just about everything he's done and said since Hillary Clinton failed to carry the day, indicated he's ready to work across the aisle - under the right circumstances. "Obamacare is doing too much damage to families". Aside from the fact that the effort to corral votes among so many warring factions in the House proved so elusive, House Republicans also got an earful from their constituents at town hall meetings as the repeal effort began to gather steam in February and March. But he has continued to criticize the current system and on Tuesday said he was sure there will be reforms. Instead, Grunwald says, helping to stabilize Obamacare could be as easy as the House withdrawing from a lawsuit that challenges the legality of insurer subsidies and for the ACA to consider adding two provisions from Trumpcare - one that would allow older consumers to be charged slightly more for policies than the current 3-to-1 ratio of Obamacare and for the addition of a reinsurance fund to help cover the most expensive patients. So I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly.

"As he has developed a replacement package, Trump said he has paid attention to critics who say that repealing Obamacare would put coverage at risk for more than 20 million Americans covered under the law's insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion", the Post reported on January 15.

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Democrats would then be forced to the table to rescue the program.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested that there's no appetite to take on health care in his chamber of Congress.

"While we would welcome your honest interest in bipartisan work to improve quality, lower costs, and expand coverage, we are concerned by your recent statement indicating it would be a good thing to make the ACA 'explode, '" they write, adding, "Instead, we urge you to use your executive authority to support a stable, competitive insurance marketplace".

His comments are similar in sentiment to a tweet Trump wrote Saturday predicting "Obamacare will explode".

President Donald Trump's administration wants to make clear it is doing "everything in our power" to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the law known as Obamacare.

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