What a few weeks it’s been. Washington is more divided than ever before. I am not sure why President Trump thinks that his latest attempts to coerce the Republican Congress will work better than his past efforts.

The Democrats relied on 60 votes to get the Affordable Care Act through ,and now the Republicans are trying to rely on 50 votes to make their mark. The Congressional Budget Office scoring on repeal and replace was a disaster. And it doesn’t take a lot of reflection to realize that there is no turning back on some of the ACA changes. For example, guaranteed issue and Medicaid expansion, which the states are going to have a hard time backpedaling on politically.

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