Monday, January 9, 2017

Obama thinks Obamacare will survive a Trump presidency

At NYPOST by  Marlsa Schultz  --

President Obama said he’s “fine” with his ObamaCare signature law undergoing some tweaks and being renamed “Trumpcare.”

Obama says he’s convinced the foundation of his Affordable Care Act will survive because his successor will have a tough time undoing coverage for some 20 million Americans.

“I think it will [survive],” Obama told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “Or it may be called something else. And I don’t mind.

“If in fact the Republicans make some modifications, some of which I may have been seeking previously, but they wouldn’t cooperate because they didn’t want to make the system work, and re-label it as Trumpcare, I’m fine with that.”

The Senate is taking the first steps this week to repeal Obamacare and congressional Republicans pledged a replacement package for the healthcare law sometime in the future. Trump wants to repeal and replace Obamacare but keep popular aspects of the controversial healthcare law and ensure Americans continue to have access to insurance.

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