GOP Has No Choice But To Keep Pushing Health Care Rock Up The Hill

April 6, 2017, Kaiser Health News, Julie Rovner- This week’s effort to resurrect the GOP bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has apparently met the same end as the first try in March - not even a vote on the floor of the House. Apparently the roadblock was the same, too. Efforts to gain votes from holdout conservatives repelled moderate Republicans in the House, while efforts to placate moderates kept conservatives from signing on. So what was the purpose of the new effort, which was led mostly from the White House? Republican health analysts said party officials had little choice but to keep trying to reach consensus - or at least enough consensus to pass a bill out of the House.

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