HERE WE GO: Republicans considering another vote on Obamacare replacement next week…

It sounds like the House is really working hard to get past their Obamacare replacement issues and are talking about another vote perhaps next week:

BLOOMBERG – House Republicans are considering making another run next week at passing the health-care bill they abruptly pulled from the floor in an embarrassing setback to their efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Two Republican lawmakers say that leaders are discussing holding a vote, even staying into the weekend if necessary, but it’s unclear what changes would be made to the GOP’s health bill. They described the discussions on condition of anonymity.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who helped derail the bill, have been talking with some Republican moderate holdouts in an effort to identify changes that could bring them on board with the measure.

The renewed discussion comes after President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress said they would move on to issues like a tax overhaul in the wake of last week’s drama, when the long-awaited bill was pulled 30 minutes ahead of a scheduled floor vote.

Asked if the GOP health bill will come up again, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “Yes. As soon as we figure it out and get the votes.”

But McCarthy said nothing is currently scheduled and didn’t indicate how leadership would resolve divisions between the Freedom Caucus and moderates in the so-called Tuesday Group. “Lot of people are talking,” he said. “Lot of people are working.”



As I’ve said before, I like this much better than Trump’s plan to just let it fail and hope the Democrats suddenly decide to work with Republicans. That said, all this is just talk and we’re not hearing anything substantive to lead us to believe that Ryan is serious about making real changes to the bill to get it to pass.

If they are just going to throw in more bribes to try and sway conservatives, they might as well just start over again with a better strategy.

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