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WashPost to GOP: Use Vote Delay to Reconsider 'Flawed' Healthcare Plan

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By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 07:19 AM

The delayed House vote on the proposed Republican healthcare law gives the GOP the opportunity to reconsider a "badly flawed bill," The Washington Post said in an editorial.

The newspaper said the bill "got steadily worse as the GOP leadership tried to buy conservative support."

"The (American Health Care Act) underwent several major revisions this week that lawmakers had little time to process," the Post said.

"Then, in their determination to keep to their vote schedule, Republican leaders discussed adding a massive health-care regulatory rollback designed to attract votes from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus — changes that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the nation’s chief legislative scorekeeper, would have been unable even to fully analyze before a Thursday vote."

The paper cautioned Republicans and President Donald Trump should shy away from pushing for another vote soon.

"House Republicans might still make irresponsible hypocrites of themselves by voting on the measure Friday or early next week," the newspaper said. "Instead, they — and President Trump — should take a deep breath.

"Obamacare could use some reforms. But neither the public nor the actual state of the health system demands a destabilizing repeal."

And the Post noted the delay in the vote "provides Mr. Trump with the opportunity to adopt a new course, moving away from intransigent conservatives and pragmatically working with Democrats as well as Republicans to improve the healthcare system without depriving millions of people of coverage."

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