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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Volume 15, Issue 3

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Trump, Congress, and Health Care: All Politics Is National

Matthew J. Dickinson / Kate Reinmuth
Published Online: 2017-11-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2017-0030

Abstract

John McCain’s dramatic early-morning “no” vote may have been the immediate cause of the Republican failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. However, Republicans undertook this endeavor from a weak political vantage point. The 2016 elections gave Republicans very little margin for error in Congress – a margin threatened by Trump’s inexperience and lack of political capital. Longer-term trends, including the polarization of the two congressional parties against the backdrop of increasingly nationalized elections, exacerbated this situation by leaving Trump and Republicans little choice but to legislate through their own party caucus – or to not legislate at all.

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Published Online: 2017-11-07


Citation Information: The Forum, Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 431–450, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2017-0030.

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