The idea that Democrats and Progressives will ever cooperate to rectify the mess they created in Obamacare is laughable. Truth is, they have no reason to do anything as long as Republicans remain impotent on coalescing to affect a change. That doesn't seem likely at this point.
The only way to force Democrats to the negotiating table on healthcare -- and on any other matter -- is by abandoning the "omnibus" approach and doing first things first. Republicans in the House and the Senate have to repeal Obamacare as a piece of stand-alone legislation with the political promise that they will negotiate a parachute for those adversely affected.
With Obamacare repealed - and the promise to negotiate a no-hurt parachute for those affected on the table -- inaction by the Democrats and Progressives becomes a death-knell come the mid-terms.
If Republicans keep their original promise to repeal Obamacare, then there is a track record of keeping promises that will allow the politically spineless in the Republican Party and the Democrats to believe their will be a negotiated parachute out of the Obamacare wasteland for those who already face a crushing exit, one way or another.
Congressional Republicans must act on a stand-alone repeal of Obamacare immediately. Any Republican -- from any state -- who does not go along with this is in two-faced defiance to what they ran for election on, and in defiance of the primary GOP platform plank in the 2016 General Election. They should be recalled immediately!
Contact your Reps and Senators now and demand they repeal Obamacare as a stand alone piece of legislation. If you live in Maine or West Virginia this contact is vital!