Me, at Politico, on the shambolic fate of the American Health Care Act.
There was a conspicuous smallness to this AHCA effort, a puzzling shoddiness given the human and political stakes. Many in the GOP, above all President Trump, seemed strangely uninterested in the policy details. To the extent Republicans did have an animating passion, it was to puncture President Obamaâ€™s legacyâ€”and to avoid looking foolish by failing to honor their â€œrepeal and replaceâ€ rhetoric.
Only they had no viable replacement. For all their endless warnings about how Obamaâ€™s signature health law was hurting American families, driving up costs and putting us on the path toward socialism, it turns out they didnâ€™t care enough to put in the work.
More here. (Editor’s title).