Deseret News
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Donald Trump tweeted that the GOP will be "the party of health care," but Republican senators who met with him said the president offered few details on what their policy would look like if Obamacare was struck down.

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In fact, there was little sign of outward enthusiasm for Trump's latest move among elected Republicans. The party paid a steep price for repeal efforts in the 2018 midterms — voters named health care their top issue in exit polls, and 75 percent of those who did supported Democrats.

Looking to move past that, the GOP shifted to a new message in recent months. Rather than framing the 2020 race as a choice between keeping Obamacare or repealing it, they began positioning the contest as a choice between government-run health care vs. the status quo.

Blake Messinger

Salt Lake City