President Donald Trump called on Americans to push their congressmen to repeal and replace Obamacare Tuesday in a speech delivered at a factory in Wisconsin.
The administration has renewed its efforts to finish health care reform despite calling on lawmakers to move on to tax reform in the wake of leadership pulling the bill due to a lack of votes in March. The president noted repealing Obamacare will make tax reform easier, giving Congress more of a cushion due to its deficit reduction to make tax cuts.
“We’re also working with Congress on tax reform and simplification, and we’re on time if we get that health-care approval,” he told the crowd. “So press every one of your congressmen, press everybody, because we want to get that approval.”
GOP lawmakers in the House have had trouble coming to a consensus on a deal — with conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus pressing for the removal of a number of Obamacare regulations they feel are keeping premiums high. Moderates have expressed concerns over abolishing certain ACA provisions, which has proved to be problematic in Republicans trying to make good on their campaign promise.
Trump said once they complete health-care reform, they will quickly move on to other top priorities.
“On healthcare, we have to get the healthcare taken care of,” he said, according to The Washington Examiner. “And as soon as health care [is taken care of], we’re going to march very quickly, you’re gonna watch. We’re gonna surprise you.”
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