Is the Affordable Care Act safe after the Republicans failed to repeal it?



Theoretically, the Republicans can try to repeal it again, as many times and for as long as they want - or at least until they get thrown out of office by mad voters.

In practice, the longer it's around, the more political capital will be required to repeal it, and thus the less likely it'll get repealed. Republicans standing against their own camp on grounds that their own voters might lose their insurance is a telling sign that this is occurring today.

That being said, what the administration could also do - and in fact, already started to do - is try to sabotage it in some way or another. For instance by trying to defund it somehow, by adding a few layers of red tape, etc. The point being, if they somehow manage to set things up so the ACA is almost guaranteed to look like a failure (if only by a few criteria) a few years down the road, then they could gather enough momentum to try to repeal it again when it does. (Or maybe, as Trump tweeted, it'll implode all by itself.)
Is the Affordable Care Act safe after the Republicans failed to repeal it? Is the Affordable Care Act safe after the Republicans failed to repeal it? Reviewed by Hamza Bashir Ahmad on 20:22:00 Rating: 5