Health Care’s Bipartisan Moment?

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As soon as three Republican senators torpedoed the GOP’s latest repeal-and-replace push early Friday morning, a simmering question bubbled back up again.

Is it finally, at long last, after seven years of one-party efforts, time for bipartisanship on health care?

The short answer is maybe.

Fresh off their biggest victory of Donald Trump’s still-young presidency, Democrats on Friday seized an opening to offer up their own ideas to fix the Affordable Care Act with the hope of sustaining a law that, while free of an immediate legislative threat, still faces uncertainty under the stewardship of an administration rooting for its failure.

“I hope we can work together to make the system better in a bipartisan way, and I’m optimistic that can happen,” Senate Minority