While I'm by no means a huge basketball fan, I do generally enjoy all the hoopla surrounding the NCAA tournament (and accompanying bracketology) every March.
This year, however, I have found my attentions sidelined by a most unlikely contender: federal healthcare policy.
Employee benefits law isn't generally what one might describe as an edge-of-your-seat nailbiter, but that's exactly what we've gotten so far this year--the big build-up to ACA repeal, the introduction of the GOP's American Health Care Act (AHCA), and the 11th hour withdrawal of the AHCA bill when it became apparent it would lack the votes to pass the House.
What's going to happen next? I think it's fair to say that nobody really knows at this point. If there's a healthcare version of the fabled NCAA "Cinderella story" in the works, I for one am eager to see how it all plays out.
I am also eager to see how President Trump bounces back from this deal he simply couldn't close. I would imagine that he is finding leadership of the free world very different than leadership of his massively successful business empire.
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