The House leadership is planning to push this to a vote tomorrow since they're off for another recess tomorrow night (having already taken time off to be back home in April). Nothing like dedication to their mission, which is apparently to get back home and campaign some more for re-election in 2018. This despite the fact they only seem to have 20 votes hardwired so far, can only lose 22, have 36 GOP members who are on the fence.. and despite warnings from Mitch McConnell that repeal of the ACA will be a much steeper climb over in the Senate... and despite objections from providers, budget estimators, assorted governors, and last but not least, from ordinary Americans whose health insurance seems to remain pretty optional to Republicans hell bent on dispatching even the very idea of universal health care coverage to the trash bin. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idUSKBN17Z1LH https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...b4fca8-300a-11e7-9dec-764dc781686f_story.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/...a-crucial-vote-to-the-latest-health-bill.html To the GOP House leadership it's evidently very simple: if you want health care coverage, just buy it. The same way you'd just buy a Lexus, a house in the South of France or a condo overlooking the water in Hong Kong. No one makes you buy those things so... no one should make you buy health care coverage either?!?! The replacement bill does away with mandates, which were what made for a reasonable pool, and substitutes the idea of a higher premium if you drop coverage for more than, say, two months. Like someone who drops coverage because he can't afford it is going to worry about paying a higher premium to get coverage again. What a mess. It deserves to die in the Senate if the House GOP members are collectively stupid enough to pass it. The ACA needs to be repaired, not gutted. I guess it will take a midterm election to wake up the House.