Will Democrats and Republicans ever work together on health care?

I agree with the Republicans that Obamacare has built-in flaws that will continue to worsen with time and that some of its most liked promises have failed to materialize or have been proven to be flat-out false. I even like the fact that the Trump administration is finally trying to address issues that have lingered for years due to partisan politics ("John McCain's return to Senate injects momentum into GOP health care battle," July 25).

What I don't understand is why they would even attempt to kill Obamacare now and supposedly at some unknown point in time come up with a new, more acceptable plan. What are we supposed to do in the mean time? One thing I do know is that President Trump has one of the biggest egos of any president in my lifetime. You can see the pain in his face when the Democrats continue to use this issue as a rallying call for the next election.

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Anyone with a calculator can figure out the cost of insuring everyone including those with pre-existing conditions is more than anyone can afford. This is why neither party has been able to put some D.C. kabuki scheme together to convince all the voters they are doing everything they can.

Am I really naïve to think that once and for all for the sake of the U.S. citizens these two highly biased partisan political parties could put politics aside and come together to find a non-partisan plan containing the best ideas of both parties?

Steven Davidson, New Windsor

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