The Obamacare repeal debacle is what happens when a political party overpromises

Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, who has been deeply involved in health policy for years, told reporters back home that he could count 10 reasons the new health proposal should not reach the floor, but that Republicans needed to press ahead regardless in order to fulfill their longstanding promise to replace and repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Republicans campaigned on this so often that we have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign…That’s pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill.”

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