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pass or fail, trumpcare will hurt republicans

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pass or fail, trumpcare will hurt republicans

if house republicans enact their health care bill, they're screwed. they'll have lost the critical initial dialogue and left opponents salivating. if they fail to pass it, they're screwed, too, having broken a commitment of the past four elections.the trumpcare debacle confirms the wisdom of the late republican pollster bob teeter, who predicted a couple of decades ago that health care would be a loser for whichever political party owns it.there's another lesson in the republicans' angst, but this one's for both parties: it's almost impossible for congress to succeed in something big on a partisan basis. president barack obama was rebuffed by republicans on the affordable care act eight years ago and paid a heavy price; now house speaker paul ryan, r-wis., and his colleagues are the ones likely to bear the political cost.it's hard to reverse the terms of debate set in the early stages of a big legislative battle. remember, in 2009, the charges that obamacare would set up death panels to decide whether grandmothers should live or die? it was false, but it resonated.now ryan and the white house are on the defensive after an analysis by the nonpartisan congressional budget office forecast that their plan would result in the loss of health insurance coverage by 24 million americans over the coming decade.democrats are drawing blood with charges that the plan cuts care for the poor to finance big tax cuts for the wealthy. conservatives are complaining that proposed tax cre...