- - Sunday, March 19, 2017


Republicans in support of “Trumpcare” are walking on thin ice. Democrats despise the bill (no surprise there) but even Republicans, the party of the bill’s origin, differ in opinion. As a member of the latter group, I say, Back to the drawing board.

Since the Congressional Budget Offie came out with its report, Republicans in support of the health-care bill have attempted to undermine its credibility. They’ve spewed off a number of reasons why the CBO report is inaccurate, and while they make a solid case by citing the CBO’s predictions on Obamacare, they fall short in convincing most of America.

The bill is in need of improvement; there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not a crime to go back to the drawing board. In fact, it’s better for everyone. So instead of trying to push a bad bill through, Republicans would be wise to revise it and come up with an improved version.


Santa Clarita, Calif.

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