Catch of the Day: Republican Replacement for Obamacare Still MIA

Don't hold your breath for the alternative health-care proposal.
The stars haven't lined up. Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A Catch of the Day for Jonathan Chait, who has been tracking the always-not-quite-here "replace" part of the Republican "repeal and replace" health-care reform story. He notes that the latest cycle began with a straightforward promise in January that a replace bill would make it to the House floor this year. That was followed by a backtrack from working to "finalize" that bill to, now, gathering ideas for when they "may have an opportunity" to get to that replace bill. Chait explains the logic:

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