The decision to pull the bill from the House floor minutes before a scheduled vote was a dramatic acknowledgment that Republicans are unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The decision came a day after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and the defeat represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.
Nothing has united Republicans more over the past seven years than their vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But Trump provided little by way of specifics on how to do that, and his skills as a “closer” were not enough to rescue the GOP health-care bill.
The administration will soon face a series of choices over whether to shore up marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, which are a conduit to coverage for 10 million Americans but are financially fragile. Will the political tumult and the president’s talk of explosion further shake consumers’ and insurers’ confidence?
“So, we just pulled it,” the president, calling from a blocked number in the Oval Office, began his conversation with The Post’s Robert Costa. Before Costa could ask a question, Trump began explaining why the vote on the bill had been called off.
Washington’s African restaurant scene has long been dominated by Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes, but on the other side of the continent, in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria is a wholly different style of cooking.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before his committee, which is investigating alleged ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia as well as the Kremlin’s activities in the 2016 election.
An increase in suicide, drug addiction and alcoholism is driving up middle-aged death rates, but new research suggests “diseases of despair” are symptoms of a greater malaise — one that's even harder to fix.