[Ed. – Dems shouldn’t get too comfortable.]
ObamaCare has a new lease on life after House Republicans abruptly pulled their bill to repeal the law and said they are moving on to other issues.
It was a striking reversal of fortune for the healthcare reform law, which Republicans have been vowing to repeal ever since it passed.
Now, suddenly, Republicans appear resigned to the law staying in place after proving unable to repeal and replace it when the moment came.
“We tried. We tried our hardest,” said Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), chairman House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health. “There were people who were not interesting in solving the problem. They won today. The Freedom Caucus wins. They get ObamaCare forever.”
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) acknowledged at a press conference that “we’re going to be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future.”
“ObamaCare is the law of the land,” Ryan added, repeating a phrase stated by former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) after President Obama’s reelection victory in 2012.