Tweeted by President Trump on Wednesday, August 9, the sentiment contrasts with a bipartisan effort to fix the Affordable Care Act.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also had pointed comments to Congress on Wednesday,
“Both folks in the House and the Senate, on both sides of the aisle frankly, have said that Obamacare doesn’t work, and it needs to be either repealed or fixed”
In a bipartisan effort, Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said last week they were working together on a plan to help stabilize the exchange markets.
ACA fixes include:
- Stable funding for Cost Sharing Reductions
- Improved reinsurance program
- Marketing blast for young healthy prospective exchange enrollees
- Incentives to bring insurers to underserved rural markets
Read more from The New York Times about how health insurance officials are planning to manage if the feds pull funding for cost sharing reductions.
Last week, Vice President Mike Pence set a completely different tone regarding efforts to fix the ACA during his address to the National Conservative Student Conference on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
This ain’t over by a long shot. President Trump is absolutely committed to keeping our promise to the American people. We were not elected to save Obamacare, we were elected to repeal and replace it. And you can know with confidence that President Donald Trump and I are going to fight every day until we end the Obamacare nightmare once and for all.
Read about the latest developments regarding the politics surrounding repeal and replace from
The Los Angeles Times
Read “Our View: Can Obamacare be fixed? Yes and Arizona knows how” from The Arizona Republic editorial board.