The bill was withdrawn on Friday because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had guaranteed passage of a bill to dismantle Obamacare. "We are all in agreement that it's not ideal; that it needs to be mended", said Teresa Caliari, neighborhood team leader for Staten Island for Change, which is a chapter of Organizing for Action.
Extra points if you picked Planned Parenthood as Trump's weapon of choice for Preemptive Blame Game.
In hearings before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey and NSA (National Security Agency) Director, Admiral Mike Rodgers, both testified there is "no information" to supporting President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had the offices at Trump Tower in New York City wiretapped.
President Trump is correct when he said he would have a lot of time left to get a healthcare bill together that people can agree on. "Do not worry!" the president tweeted.
"They have spent seven years saying they were going to replace Obamacare". He acknowledged that "Congress just wasn't ready".
US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. That figure would rise to 24 million by 2026.
Members of the Republican Party establishment attacked the group for being more concerned with criticism and opposition than actual government, and money was pumped into the campaigns of rival candidates. He said the president has "really been fantastic". "I wish I had a better answer for you".
The Obama law was approved in 2010 with no Republican votes.
Meanwhile, Democrat and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi described the retraction as "a victory for the American people".
"At my core, I'm a fiscal and social conservative, but here's what I believe - I can't run the country by myself, and we have to work together", he said.
That did not happen, and by Friday it was apparent Mr Trump would not be able to reach the 215 votes he needed to pass the bill through the lower House of the United States legislature.
However, Ryan, who had been leading the effort on behalf of Trump, could not muster the majority 215 votes.
"Forget about the little shit", Trump said, unnamed sources told Politico."Let's focus on the big picture here". "I'm not disappointed", he insisted, explaining that he was eager to move on to other things.
Two chief House authors expressed no taste for diving back into the issue.
When the gathering broke up, Rep. Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee that helped write the bill, told reporters: "We gave it our best shot".
The threat by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to build a broad coalition on tax reform that could include moderate Democrats came as the Republican head of the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives said he hoped to move a tax bill through his panel this spring.
But there was no easy path ahead.
On the economic side, it involves refashioning how providers, patients and federal programs should interact. "This bill would have meant higher costs and less coverage for New Yorkers".
Earlier this month, Ryan thought he would find that balance.
Joking he would "come after" Mr Meadows if he did not fall in line, he said: "I think Mark Meadows will get on board".
Overhauling the tax code has proved challenging to House Republicans in the past because every tax break has a constituency, and the biggest tax breaks are among the most popular.
However, it soon became clear that he and the Republican leadership in Congress would struggle to construct a bill that would please both the conservatives of the Tea Party wing as well as moderates who knew many of their voters had been able to purchase health insurance for the first time under Obamacare.
Just as important, the loss on health care will deprive Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts.