Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Trump would earn a "psychological success" if the House passes a health care reform bill soon.
Even though the bill would have to travel to the Senate and back to become law, a House passage would give him more political capital to work with.
Krauthammer said that if Trump cannot get ObamaCare repealed and replaced before tax reform passes, the White House would have to accept only a modest tax reform plan.
He said the health care bill has a good possibility to get lost in the Senate.
But, he added that if health care reform clears the House hurdle with which it previously had trouble, public opinion would likely improve.