– “In a hopeful sign, Republicans are finally getting around to ‘repairing’ Obamacare — six years late,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 6, 2017, Michael Hiltzik, 2/6/2017
HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): "Over the last few days, the Republicans’ campaign against the Affordable Care Act has undergone a subtle shift in branding. They’re no longer talking about a strategy of 'repeal and replace’: The new buzzword is 'repair.'
Yet a package of three Republican bills reviewed last week by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce suggests that the GOP caucus may actually be getting serious about fixing the pieces of the ACA that have needed fixing for years. That’s an indication that repeal may be falling off the table. At least some Republicans appear to accept that if the ACA is here to stay, they may as well do their part to make it work better. This is at best a belated recognition of reality, and long overdue."