2. Repeal and hold off on replace. The latest idea from Republicans is an idea that went nowhere months ago, which is that the GOP would repeal the Obama health law, and then give the Congress a year to figure out how the U.S. health care system should be tweaked. Whether or not that's a legitimate type of plan to float, it doesn't work on one basic level - it would need 60 votes to get through the Senate. And there aren't 60 votes for that - in fact, I don't think it would even get a majority of Republicans, because it leaves the replacement part of the equation as To Be Determined.
3. What about a bipartisan health care deal? While Democratic leaders say they won't work with the GOP on any plan to upend the Obama health law, some Democrats say it is time for the President to open up negotiations, all to see if there is some common ground on health care. "I think it needs repair," Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said on Fox News about the Obama health law. "We need to work together," Manchin said on Sunday. "We're Americans."