Repealing and replacing Obamacare became a cornerstone of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign — one that will require the full support of Congress if it is to succeed.
Most indications so far are that Congress is on board with repealing and replacing Obamacare, and is quite eager to begin. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the first steps to replace Obamacare should be happening very soon, The Daily Caller reported.
“The first step (to repeal Obamacare) will be taken by the end of this week,” McConnell said during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
McConnell also stressed that repealing and replacing Obamacare is something that “eight out of 10” Americans want to see happen, and pointed out that even if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had won the election, Congress would be revisiting the Obamacare issue.
In an op-ed that he wrote for Fox News, McConnell stated that Congress would be dealing with the process in “manageable pieces,” to ensure that things move quickly.
“That doesn’t mean the law will end overnight. There will be a stable transition period, and once repeal is passed we will turn to replacement policies that cost less and work better than what we have now,” he wrote.
The American people elected Trump in part because they wanted to see Obamacare replaced with something that works for all Americans and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
If Congressional Republicans, working with Trump, can successfully repeal and replace Obamacare, they will be starting Trump’s presidency off on a very positive note.
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