• Republicans' healthcare plan collapsed this week — but they're not done yet


    Senate Republicans came out 20 hours of debate with a stunning failure in their efforts to overhaul the US healthcare system, leaving President Donald Trump’s agenda in tatters and the party with few clear options moving forward on healthcare.

    Here are the three groups that will shape what happens next

    • The Trump administration. Following the vote Friday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that Republicans should “let ObamaCare implode, then deal.” The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, could choose not to enforce key parts, which could lead to the law’s dissolution.
    • The House of Representatives. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, expressed interest on Friday in creating a new bill that could help the Senate get to 51 votes.
    • The Senate. The chamber, according to Weissenstein, is the best poised to keep the Obamacare exchanges alive in a bipartisan way. Already, there’s interest from Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington to work together across the aisle.

    What a new plan might look like

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