President Trump Urges Obamacare Repeal as Republican Efforts Come Short

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Donald Trump has urged Republicans in congress to repeal Affordable Healthcare Act known as Obamacare.  He called on to work on a healthcare that would eventually earn the support of the Democrats.

President Trump reacted in a tweet after the second attempt to overhaul healthcare legislation was left in disarray in the U.S. Congress on Monday.

In a tweet, Mr. Trump said, “Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!”

In a tweet, President Trump
In a tweet, President Trump

The Democrats, however, refused to assist any legislation that plans to repeal Obamacare. They seem to have compliance to work to improve Obamacare, though.

Republican healthcare bill turned out to be stalled when several Republican senators decided to oppose the bill and refused to repeal Obamacare. With Senator John McCain being severely ill who is going through a severe brain surgery, two more Senators announced that they will not support the bill. They refused to cooperate with the bill as long as it is in its current form.

“Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!”

Jerry Moran's tweet
Jerry Moran’s tweet

Opposing the bill Senator Jerry Moran of Kansan said, “There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it. This closed-door process has yielded the BCRA, which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one.”

The other Senator who opposed the bill, Mike Lee of Utah said in a tweet, “The American people and Donald Trump deserve a real repeal bill. We’ll keep fighting until we get one.”

In a tweet, Senator Mike Lee
In a tweet, Senator Mike Lee

“After conferring with trusted experts regarding the latest version of the Consumer Freedom Amendment, I have decided I cannot support the current version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act,” Sen. Lee said. “In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare taxes, it doesn’t go far enough in lowering premiums for middle class families; nor does it create enough free space from the most costly Obamacare regulations.”

CNN reports, One Senate GOP aide with direct knowledge said Lee and Moran were likely to be first of many to publicly announce their opposition: “More senators are ready to jump. This wasn’t done without that knowledge.”


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