Trump Pressuring Congress For Quick Repeal Of Obamacare

Evan Vucci, Associated Press
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President-elect Donald Trump said he’s finishing a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act with a proposal that would provide “insurance for everybody,” according to a report by The Washington Post.

Trump added that he does not plan to cut benefits for Medicare and that he does not want a single-payer healthcare system.

His plan will be revealed, Trump suggested, after the U.S. Senate confirms his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, Rep. Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia. The Senate Finance Committee has not announced the timing of Price’s confirmation hearing yet.

Still, Trump said he expects Republicans in Congress to replace Obamacare quickly with his plan and is ready to put pressure on lawmakers, telling the Post:

“I think we will get approval. I won’t tell you how, but we will get approval. You see what’s happened in the House in recent weeks,” Trump said, referencing his tweet during a House Republican move to gut their independent ethics office, which along with widespread constituent outrage was cited by some members as a reason the gambit failed.

Trump’s comments come as Republicans continue their debate over how exactly to repeal and replace Obamacare, while Democrats have been holding rallies around the country in support of the existing healthcare law.

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