Why the GOP's mortifying health-care failure is great for America — and Republicans

The GOP has dodged a bullet ... for now

Paul Ryan
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On Thursday, the Republican-held House of Representatives postponed its vote on the American Health Care Act, aka RyanCare, aka TrumpCare, because the leadership couldn't secure enough votes for it. President Trump has since delivered his congressional colleagues an ultimatum: Pass the AHCA on Friday, or live with ObamaCare.

The AHCA is probably dead. Even if it somehow passes the House, it will almost certainly not pass the Senate. Inevitably, this whole mess will be portrayed in the press as a humiliation for an administration whose leader touted his ability to get deals done. And obviously, this is not a good look for the White House. But whether they know it or not, Republicans dodged a bullet when the AHCA went down in flames.

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