The failure of the Trumpcare bill is a huge blessing for the Republican Party and for conservatives. And, not for nothing, the American people.
The ACA (Obamacare) is doomed to collapse. It was, arguably, designed to collapse. When it fails, the blame will lie squarely with the Democrats. They will have created a huge disaster without any assistance from the Republicans.
The AHCA ‘Trumpcare’ bill would not have saved the ACA. It would have tinkered with a few of the worst aspects, but it would not have solved for the internal contradictions that will create the inevitable collapse.
If you mandate coverage for pre-existing conditions, it is not insurance. Period. The systems is doomed to fail as long as that provision remains a part of the law.
By installing a fatally flawed version of the ACA dressed up as Trumpcare, the failure of the system would be hung around the necks of the Republican Party. The ACHA is stupid economically and politically.
Passing Trumpcare would have led the GOP in to a trap that ultimately ushered in nationalized healthcare.