Trump pushes Republicans to repeal Obamacare 'sometime next week'
Trump pushes Republicans to repeal Obamacare ‘sometime next week’
By Bob Bryan – Jan 10 2017
President-elect Donald Trump is pushing Republicans to shorten their timetable for repealing the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law better known as Obamacare.
According to a report from The New York Times, Trump told The Times on Tuesday that he wanted the ACA immediately repealed and replaced, calling the law a “catastrophic event.”
Trump appeared to be pushing back at Republicans who have in recent days suggested delaying a repeal until a full replacement plan is developed.
It also flies in the face of a plan by GOP lawmakers to pass a bill that would nominally repeal the bill while delaying actual implementation of the repeal by two to four years to build a replacement.
According to the Times report, Trump said he wanted Obamacare to be repealed “probably sometime next week” and a replacement to be introduced “very quickly or simultaneously.”
This is a massive undertaking given the complexity of the ACA…
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