It’s status as a repeal and replace bill is…dubious, as well as what it will do to healthcare in the country. Democrats think this is a huge boost to them, but honestly I think this is mostly about getting the pressure off Paul Ryan and the House to produce something, and getting that pressure to the Senate. If the Senate doesn’t produce a plan, that’s what people will remember, not whatever the House produced that went nowhere. And if the Senate does pass something, what people will end up remembering is whatever ends up passing after reconciliation.

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