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Trump Aims to Repeal Obamacare Next Week

On January 20, Donald Trump will become president of the United States. one of the first tasks at hand is Trump aims to repeal Obamacare next week.

Per a New York Times Report:

President-elect Donald J. Trump pressed Republicans on Tuesday to move forward with the immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act and to replace it very quickly thereafter, saying, “We have to get to business. Obamacare has been a catastrophic event.”…

…Mr. Trump, who seemed unclear about the timing of already scheduled votes in Congress this week, demanded a repeal vote “probably some time next week,” and said “the replace will be very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter.”…

…“It’s a catastrophic event,” he said. “I feel that repeal and replace have to be together, for very simply, I think that the Democrats should want to fix Obamacare. They cannot live with it, and they have to go together.”…

…“It may not get approved the first time, and it may not get approved the second time, but the Democrats who will try not to approve it” will be at risk, warning that “they have 10 people coming up” for re-election in 2018. That alluded to Democratic senators in states he won…

…“I won some of those states by numbers that nobody has seen. I will be out there campaigning,” he said.

Trump Aims to Repeal Obamacare Next Week

When you consider how complex Obamacare is and how much money is tied up in it, this is an extraordinary thing to take on right away. Many of the Establishment Republicans are hoping to have a plan in place for replacing it before repealing it. While Trump is not sure what to do for a replacement yet, it seems he is set on removing government from healthcare, perhaps altogether. The details are still shaking out, but still, Trump aims to repeal Obamacare next week. Whether it is immediately replaced or not is yet to be seen.

 

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