The ransomware could have been avoided two ways, one easy, one a bit more expensive:
- download the security patches (for free)
- switch from Microsoft OS to Apple OS (kind of expensive, but oh so much more gratifying when all is said and done)
Senate health care: in his conversations with the five or six or seven or eight "hold-out" Republicans, President Trump should also tell these senators that once the bill is passed, they can offer amendments to other spending bills to undo those portions of the health care act they don't like. Plus get a few billion dollars for their own states.