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Dockadams Wrote: MSM is reporting the repeal of the ACA is dead and will not be taken to the floor for a vote. That is good news, except republicans keep rearing their ugly little heads every few days, let's see what they're going to try to pull off before the weekend.
Graham-Cassidy is dead until the next time they decide to tackle healthcare reform.
Budget reconciliation rules are more an agreement between Senators than anything else. If Mitch felt he had enough votes to overrule the parliamentarian then he would move to do so, but he doesn't. Well, at least for now.
This is why I think we are stupid for arguing about single-payer right now. We have to get through the the 115th Congress first. And spoiler alert! Republicans control all branches of government in the 115th Congress.
Second spoiler alert!! The House and Senate map is abysmal for Democrats in 2018.
Third spoiler alert!!! Americans typically give a sitting President a chance at two terms. That is compounded by the fact that a handful of angry white people in a handful of states are the only people who actually pick and chose who our President will be.
So let's maybe drop the whole "free healthcare for all!!!" mantra right now and focus on winning again first.