Politics Trump: ObamaCare provides 'lousy healthcare'

16:20  03 january  2017
16:20  03 january  2017 Source:   The Hill

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"The Democrat Governor.of Minnesota said 'The Affordable Care Act ( ObamaCare ) is no longer affordable!' - And, it is lousy healthcare ," Trump tweeted, referring to a remark Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton made in October.

The Democrat Governor.of Minnesota said “The Affordable Care Act ( ObamaCare ) is no longer affordable!” – And, it is lousy healthcare . — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017.

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President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday called ObamaCare "lousy healthcare" as lawmakers this week start preparing to repeal the law.

"The Democrat Governor.of Minnesota said 'The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is no longer affordable!' - And, it is lousy healthcare," Trump tweeted, referring to a remark Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton made in October.

"People must remember that ObamaCare just doesn't work, and it is not affordable - 116% increases (Arizona). Bill Clinton called it 'CRAZY,' " he added.

But top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday said his administration will keep some parts of President Obama's signature healthcare law.

"He is committed to retaining those pieces his advisers say are working," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Trump campaigned on a full repeal and replacement of the law. But since winning the election, he has expressed interest in keeping two provisions: one that prevents insurers from denying healthcare to those with preexisting conditions and another that allows children to stay on their parents' plans until they are 26.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said repealing ObamaCare would be the number one priority coming in to Trump's presidency, though House Republicans have not been able to coalesce around a replacement plan.

Senate Republicans are expected to vote this week on instructions that will let them repeal large chunks of the Affordable Care Act using reconciliation.

The budgetary process will allow the repeal to clear the Senate with only 50 votes, preventing Democrats from being able to block the repeal with a filibuster. The GOP has a 52-seat majority in the chamber.

Ryan: GOP's goal is to replace, repeal ObamaCare 'concurrently' .
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Tuesday that some elements required to replace ObamaCare could be included in the earlier process to repeal the healthcare law. Ryan, however, didn't identify specific elements or get into other details of how that process would work.

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