Late on Thursday the night of 7/27/2017 somewhere between 20 and 30 million Americans breathed a sigh of relief as Mitch McConnell’s last assault on Obamacare died in the Senate. No, it’s not over, nor is it fixed. But for now those millions still have healthcare. It’s true that there are deficiencies in the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) i.e., Obamacare. The legislative process assumes that a law, any law will need constant refinement. A law that needs changes is not a sign of its failure, it is simply a sign of it being a law. For example when George W. Bush’s Medicare Part D plan had a disastrous rollout, both Democrats and Republicans in DC as well as the states joined forces to work it out. The problem is that there have been no such efforts to repair the ACA in the seven years since it passed. The incentive for the Republicans has been, not only to declare it to be collapsing, but to set booby traps to make that happen. Among others has been the refusal of Republican governors and lawmakers in 19 states to expand Medicaid despite the feds picking up almost the entire tab.