Will Republicans Weasel out of Repealing Obamacare?

In the lead up to the November 2016 elections, Republicans running for Congress were nearly universally saying they’d Repeal Obamacare on Day One of a Trump presidency.

But now, some establishment Republicans are backing away from “Repeal and Replace” to now focus on “Repairing” the so-called “Affordable” Care Act.

Last week Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), head of the Senate Finance Committee said the GOP wanted to “try and repair the law.”

Even with a Republican White House, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate, this shift in tone could signal some early concessions to the Democrat minority.

If Republicans back off on Obamacare repeal — arguably their biggest campaign promise from 2016 — there’s no telling what they could concede on next.

Without continued pressure from their constituents to make good on Obamacare repeal, we could quickly see the political landscape shift like it did a decade ago after a Republican-controlled government passed massive entitlement expansion.

That ended up setting the stage for President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi to take the reins in Washington, D.C.

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