Tom Wolf Defends Affordable Care Act At Philadelphia Town Hall

Tom Wolf Defends Affordable Care Act At Philadelphia Town Hall

"Long to me would be weeks", Trump said of the gap between repealing and replacing the law.

The only hitch: Republicans don't have one yet.

"I want to keep pre-existing conditions", he said.

"Trying to rush things through to a conclusion, in my mind, doesn't make sense", Murkowski said.

Meanwhile, President-elect Donald Trump will meet later Tuesday with Rep.

"Not even a little bit".

The president told Stephanopolous he was "skeptical" that the GOP could come up with a plan better than Obamacare.

"This is something that economists sometimes describe as the 'multiplier effect, ' because money does not just stay in one place", Ku said. People should be "confident" that contracts signed in 2017 would be valid for the entire year, said Kathleen Falk, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "It won't be repeal and then two years later go in with another plan".

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For all their talk year after year of repealing Obamacare at the first possible moment, Republicans find themselves in that moment without a program to replace it as of yet.

"We need to cast most of our votes on that before summer time", Alexander said. "I think about the thousands of people - some in poorer parts of our cities and communities - who can not afford access to the care I'm training to provide, the care I want to give them", Healey added. "What the number is, 20 or 25 percent, I don't know". Many were already qualified for Medicaid.

Joining Collins were Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), have pitched plans that allow states more leeway. Yet if Congress repeals the act with no clear solution on the horizon, insurance companies would likely pull out from the government marketplace, leaving those now covered with evaporating health insurance options. The major Republican plans levy destructive new taxes on this coverage; and their sponsors endorse the belief of most economists that these new taxes will drive employers to cut back on the health benefits they provide by increasing the out-of-pocket expenses working people and retirees are required to pay. "Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now". What's irresponsible would be to destroy what exists with no clear plan to replace it.

According to research recently released by the Urban Institute, the answer to that question is, "Not right away". Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Friday. I think there are enough voices in the caucus that are saying we should do replacement when we repeal.

In other words, Trump today announced he opposes the plan embraced by his own party's leaders in both the House and Senate. Nine had Democratic congressional leadership, while eight were led by Republicans.

But passing a replacement is another story.

King, during his overnight Senate floor speech, referred to the idea that Congress would repeal without a substantial replacement "repeal and chaos".

Republican leaders are feeling pressure from some rank-and-file members who are feeling jittery to speed up the multi-step process and replace the health care law at the same time it is repealed. Supporters of Obamacare promised lower costs, but it sent them soaring.