Trump: We’ll Repeal Obamacare In ‘January Or February’

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday afternoon that the administration and Republican leadership will revisit Obamacare within the first two months of 2018.

“We’re going to do it in January or February,” Trump told reporters outside the White House Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled Republicans latest iteration of Obamacare repeal, known as Graham-Cassidy, Tuesday afternoon, after four Republican senators announced they would vote against the party’s eleventh-hour push to upend the American health care system.

“We haven’t given up on changing the American health care system,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday at the Capitol. “We aren’t going to be able to do it this week. But it still lies ahead of us, and we haven’t given up on that.”

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Daily Caller News Foundation that his plan to repeal major portions of the Obamacare will come up for a vote after the party pushes tax reform.

“What I would expect is that we take a clear shot at taxes. We’ll use the time to come up with a better process for health care,” Graham told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We will have a debate worthy of a great country and when taxes are over early next year, which is what I envision, we’ll go back to repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

“The one thing I can tell you we’ve done is we’ve pushed the other side into admitting Obamacare is failing. They can’t defend it, so the question is what do you replace it with: Bernie’s solution, our solution, or is there a third way. I doubt there will be a third way that fundamentally changes Obamacare, but it gives us time to find that out,” Graham told TheDCNF.


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