“After the Republican effort to repeal core elements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was pulled minutes before it was to be considered for a vote by the House of Representatives, both President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan indicated that the ACA was the “law of the land” for the time-being, and that there likely wouldn’t be another repeal attempt this year. But now, Ryan and other lawmakers are already indicating that they may work together to target the ACA again sooner than expected.
“We’re not going to retrench into our corners or put up dividing lines,” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters after a closed-door meeting with House Republicans. “There’s too much at stake to get bogged down in all of that.”
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA), was even more optimistic of the possible repeal-rebirth, saying the lawmakers were “closer to repealing Obamacare than we have ever been before.” ”