He Made America Feel Great Again – The New York Times

In return for letting those bills reach the floor, Paul Ryan was promised Trump’s backing for an omnibus health care bill replacing Obamacare and reforming Medicare at once. But as health care negotiations dragged on across 2017, it became clear that Trump was quietly encouraging a tacit right-left grass-roots alliance against benefit cuts of any sort.

This came to a head in what was dubbed “the Battle of Janesville,” when Ryan found himself shouted down by a crowd of town hall seniors, some sporting “Make America Great Again” caps, as he tried to defend Medicare premium support. After that scene (which played over and over on Sean Hannity’s nightly propaganda hour) Ryan’s vision withered on the legislative vine — leaving Obamacare to limp on, its subsidies officially repealed but “temporarily” extended every year.

Source: He Made America Feel Great Again – The New York Times

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