Why the ACA Repeal Was Stopped, at Least for Now

United_States_Capitol_west_front_edit2Last week, for the first time in quite a while, Congress was not trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

With the immediate emergency of Congressional repeal on (temporary?) hold, we thought it might be a good opportunity to share four recently published think pieces on why/how TrumpCare was stopped.

The first two links are to blog posts that focus on the machinations in Congress and the White House.  The second two focus on the huge role played by grassroots activists.   One of these articles was written after the dramatic vote in the Senate that stopped repeal (at least for now) and the other was written one week earlier.

The Inside Game

The Takeaway:  What Happened and Why, by Michael Miller, policy director at Community Catalyst.

The Scorecard:  The Great Trump Health Policy Train Wreck, by Jeff Goldsmith of Health Futures, Inc., writing for The Health Care Blog

The Grassroots

These Americans beat Donald Trump and saved Obamacare.  They say they can do it again, by Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star

The health care resistance is working.  Just ask a few Republican senators, by Jeff Stein, a politics and policy reporter for Vox.

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