Merely re­it­er­at­ing that the

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ef­forts of the Repub­li­cans to “dis­man­tle and re­place the Af­ford­able Care Act” failed is in­suf­fi­cient [“Re­pub­li­can law­mak­ers have lit­tle to say about Trump-Corker war of words,” news, Oct. 10].

With­out Pres­i­dent Trump’s stated prom­ises as to what his health-care plan to re­place the ACA would pro­vide, and with­out some in­for­ma­tion as to what Con­gress ac­tu­ally pro­posed and what the House ac­tu­ally voted to do, the cause of the fail­ure of this leg­is­la­tion is left to spec­u­la­tion. The use of that fail­ure as a com­par­i­son with a pro­posed “tax over­haul” is of lim­ited use.

Mr. Trump’s prom­ises of won­der­ful and cheap health care for all, con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans’ ac­tions to try to deny tens of mil­lions of Amer­i­cans health care, and the rest of the re­al­ity of what was promised and who ac­tu­ally would have ben­e­fited and suf­fered, how­ever, pro­vide a firmer com­par­i­son with what might be ex­pected in the up­com­ing sig­na­ture tax “re­form” leg­is­la­tion be­ing pro­posed.

David M. Siegler, Oak­ton

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