Feb 22, 2017

Trump deferring to Congress on health care

Matt Rourke / AP

CNBC reports that President Trump is taking a hands-off approach with Obamacare repeal and replacement, allowing Republicans on Capitol Hill to come up with a plan. Rep. Tom Cole says Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price told House Republicans that "the administration wouldn't be sending us a bill" after all, but instead would "cooperate and provide input into what we do."

Why it matters: Even though Trump talks as though his team is hard at work writing a health care proposal, this confirms that it's better to spend your energy studying the congressional plans.

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