A possible Trumpcare comeback

Republicans, including Freedom Caucus members, would really like to get an agreement this week that revives the whole thing. That’s why they’ve kept talking in recent days, and why Trump went golfing yesterday with conservative holdout Rand Paul.

No one’s actually sure if it’s possible.

Most Republicans on the Hill aren’t as optimistic as Trump, who tweeted yesterday that “love and strength” will revive Trumpcare, and Pence, who declared on Saturday that “it ain’t over yet.”

But the Freedom Caucus has narrowed its demands: Rather than stripping out all of the Obamacare regulations, it now wants to get rid of the “essential health benefits” and the “community rating” rule that prevents insurers from charging higher rates to sick people. (That combination would cause its own problems, as Vox’s Sarah Kliff points out.)