One might reasonably ask Republicans the following: Why go through the motions of repealing Obamacare if you’re going to leave it in place while formulating an alternative? Why not just keep it there until you have TerrificCare ready to go?
Theatrics are why. Republicans in Congress have voted to repeal Obamacare multiple times, always with the luxury of knowing Obama would veto their legislation. It’d be pretty careless of them to do the high wire act without the Obama safety net. Thus, you’d think Republicans would have agreed on a replacement plan by now.