GOP Senators Considering Trump’s Urge to Repeal, then Replace Obamacare

The repeal and replacement of Obamacare has been one of the leading stories in the news ever since it was announced that Donald Trump won the election last November. House Republicans barely managed to get their healthcare plan passed, but it was sorely short of what GOP Senators wanted. Coming up win an acceptable and workable plan has been a political nightmare for Senate Republicans, so President Trump is urging them to just repeal Obamacare and then work on the replacement. Even though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that is not an option, more and more Senate Republicans are warming to the idea.

Republican senators on Sunday mulled over the possibility of first repealing and then replacing ObamaCare, an idea that the GOP originally rejected but seems to be warming to reluctantly.

President Trump last week floated the idea. He tweeted that Republicans should repeal and then replace ObamaCare at a later date if they are not able to come to a consensus on their bill.

As the Senate majority leadership struggles to obtain enough support to pass healthcare legislation, some senators on Sunday argued it might streamline the process to split the bill into two.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has been a vocal critic of the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill — largely because he does not believe it’s a full repeal of former President Obama’s signature healthcare law — suggested Sunday the ObamaCare repeal and replace bills be separated…

Republicans have been trying to repeal Obamacare for seven years, but never had the chance with Obama at the helm. Now they have the chance, and it could be the best thing to do at this point, especially since so many insurance companies have been bailing out of Obamacare like rats abandoning a sinking ship. No matter what they do at this time, Democrats will blast them as will the liberal mainstream media.

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