Trump: Let’s Repeal Obamacare First, Replace it Later

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Friday morning, Trump decided to sing a different tune. The president has been laboring with the Senate Republicans to pass Obamacare reform. It has been an up-hill battle. Finally, President Donald Trump has decided to come at this issue with a different approach. He suggested just maybe, Republicans should repeal Obamacare and then replace it piece by piece. He tweeted: If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017 This is a solution almost every GOP rep, maybe not McCain, should be able to support. Replacing the healthcare bill no one read, because it was too big to read, is a hard task. It’s a tumor to our system and needs to be treated as such; removed completely, giving the ‘body’ (aka America) time to heal from its wounds. Ben Shapiro comments: Naturally, conservatives have been promoting this policy since literally before the 2016 campaign. And Trump and the Republicans refused to follow that policy prescription, because they believed that simple repeal wouldn’t be a good campaign slogan – they wanted the cop-out of being able to tell Americans that they had a super-double-secret plan to “replace” Obamacare. It turns out no such plan existed, and that the Republican caucus is fractious and bickering, that it unites big spending “moderates” with conservative free marketers – that it’s more difficult to replace Obamacare than to repeal it outright. But only now, after months of talk about how Republicans want to destroy Medicaid and throw poor people off cliffs, does Trump come to this eminently obvious solution. –Daily Wire It seems the job of convincing all conservatives to follow this approach is now on Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Ben Sasse (R-NE). Both have said they would push to separate repeal and replace into two pieces. Will they be able to accomplish this goal? What say you America? Give us your thoughts below.

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