The U.S. House’s vote Wednesday to repeal ObamaCare was derided by Democrats as a base-pleasing act of symbolism lacking in substance. But the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports that it only took a day for GOP congressional leaders to move on to what certainly qualifies as substantive:
By a vote of 253 to 175 [with 14 Democrats voting "yes"], the GOP [Thursday] directed key House committees to report on ways to lower health care premiums, allow patients to keep their current health plans, increase access to coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and decrease the price of medical liability lawsuits. In other words, the committees are beginning work on replacing the House-repealed Obamacare with Republican health policies.
Repeal got a lot of press coverage. Replacement got far less. If they needed any reminding, GOP lawmakers are learning that controlling the levers of power in the House doesn’t mean controlling the media narrative on health care. “Democrats