If I was a Republican, I wouldn't try to repeal or replace it. I would just leave it alone to die of its own accord. Today you have this:
Currently, 29% of Americans say Obamacare has hurt them and their family, up from 26% in May, and the highest Gallup has measured to date. Meanwhile, the percentage who say the ACA has helped their family dropped from 22% to 18%. The bulk of Americans, 51%, continue to say the law has "had no effect." As more provisions of the law have taken effect over the years, the "no effect" percentage has dropped from the first reading of 70%, in early 2012.
More Americans Negative Than Positive About ACA | Gallup
I would say the republicans have more trouble in the White House than they can cope with than even trying to do something with Obamacare. If you oppose it, just let it alone as it is dying. If I were Speaker Ryan, I would announce that the Republicans will be working on a quality healthcare replacement for Obamacare that will probably take a couple of year to complete. That they want to do it right to meet what the vast majority of Americans want and need. That they won't rush it like the Democrats rushed to pass Obamacare and didn't get it right.
I have a feeling Trump will hurt the GOP much more than anything they do or don't do with Obamacare. My prediction for 2018, the Democrats take back the house.
This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
And you simply cant ignore that republicans said they would not only replace Obamacare, they would replace it with something better. At some point even you will have to realize they were lying and pandering to you. When you finally realize that, please come back and explain why that was okay.
Obamacare Uncertainty is Scaring Off Health Insurance Companies - NBC News
And what that statement has to ignore is republicans have had 6 years to come up with a plan and they promised one "right out of the gate". Its kinda the point of the thread. If you were look at the facts honestly you would have to conclude that republicans were never serious about replacing Obamacare. What stops republicans from ever (yea, I said ever) coming up with a better plan is any "better" plan will cost more money. You cant get rid of the "pre-existing condition" exclusion without mandates or single payer. Single payer is more expensive. Its why republicans came up the idea of mandates in the first place. Do you think this proves Ryan has been lying and pandering to you the last 7 years? Its what ryan said about their repeal bill from last year.I would announce that the Republicans will be working on a quality healthcare replacement for Obamacare that will probably take a couple of year to complete. That they want to do it right to meet what the vast majority of Americans want and need. That they won't rush it like the Democrats rushed to pass Obamacare and didn't get it right.