AP Health care has been an ongoing story for the past few months.
On July 2, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the process is bogged down in a bureaucratic maelstrom.
The administration’s process is already bogged in, and the deadline for that repeal effort to move forward is now looming.
The deadline for Congress to vote to repeal Obamacare has been delayed to October 3, 2019.
But that date could be pushed back further, and it’s likely that Trump will make his own decision about the repeal timeline and whether to use it for the 2018 midterm elections.
If he does, Republicans will be under immense pressure to pass the repeal by early December.
That means the 2018 election could be in play, with both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both looking to push their agenda forward in the next several months.
If Trump does use the repeal deadline for 2018, it’s possible that the midterm elections could come at a time when the House and Senate have been on different sides of the aisle.
That would be very unusual, however, because in most of the last 60 years, there have been no midterm elections in the United States.
It’s unclear if Republicans will use the 2018 deadline to push a repeal bill that can pass both chambers and win passage in both chambers.
It’s also unclear how the Trump administration will respond to criticism that it’s using the 2018 repeal deadline as a political opportunity.
If that happens, Trump could be expected to veto any such legislation, potentially hurting Republicans on the 2018 ballot.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that repealing Obamacare could cause 16 million Americans to lose coverage by 2026.
This estimate is based on a study of the House GOP repeal bill.
The CBO’s analysis suggests that by 2027, 23 million Americans could lose coverage and that it would cost the U.S. economy about $4.5 trillion.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Service also says that repealing the ACA would cost a $1.4 trillion boost to the federal deficit.
If this estimate is correct, it would likely cause Republicans to lose their House majority and potentially their House control in 2020.
It also could make it difficult for Trump to make the case to his supporters that repealing and replacing Obamacare is a good idea, because many people will be less likely to support the bill if it were passed as a repeal and replaced.
In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 42 percent of Republicans support the House Republicans’ plan.