Dems’ new strategy for the 2018 midterms: Keep the GOP in line

The Democratic Party is preparing to fight off the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare as a unified party in Congress.

The strategy, first reported by The Hill, could include a plan to fight back against GOP attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, which Democrats are seeking to expand and protect in a sweeping package that also would fund Medicare and Medicaid.

The push could also target Republican efforts to take away money from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which could lead to more insurers dropping the program, according to the report.

The party is also expected to attack GOP attempts by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to block funding for a $15 minimum wage hike.

The Democrats are expected to also take aim at Republican efforts by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to defund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The group is also preparing a plan that would make the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid and other entitlement programs permanent.

The report comes as the House prepares to vote on the GOP healthcare bill.

The House is expected to pass the bill with an 80-16 vote, and President Donald Trump is expected at a Tuesday news conference to sign it into law.