Updated July 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Repealing the Affordable Care Act was at the top of Republicans' policy wish list ever since the law was passed in 2010. Seven years later, having gained the White House and majorities in both houses of Congress, the GOP apparently has failed to repeal that law, also known as Obamacare.
However, that doesn't mean Obamacare itself is untouchable. While Congress faltered, the White House still has lots of power.