As I write this, President Trump stands in the Rose Garden atthe White House, celebrating the passage of an Obamacare replacement bill in the House, a billhe says will bring down both premiums and deductibles. “It’s goingto be unbelievable,” he says, flanked by dozens of beaming HouseRepublicans. “[Obamacare] is obviously dead. Dead!”

The sense of relief and euphoria emanating from the GOP ispalpable, even from thousands of miles away—and no wonder. The voteis being called an “achievement” and a “major victory” for Trumpafter early struggles in his presidency to follow through oncampaign promises.

But is the GOP’s giddiness premature? And just as importantly,could it be sending the wrong message?

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.