UPDATED 1:17 PM PT — Wednesday, March 27, 2019
“We are going to be the Republicans, the Party of Great Health Care.” — President Trump
President Trump is doubling down on his commitment to provide better health care for all Americans. While speaking to reporters at the White House, the president said Obamacare is “terrible” and the Democrats have let Americans down. He said he has already gotten rid of the individual mandate, which he described as the worst part of the health care law.
“Obamacare doesn’t work, it’s too expensive, and you take a look at everything with deductibles — it’s a disaster, it’s disaster for our people, we’re not going to allow it to go,” he stated.
The president went on to defend the Trump administration’s decision to stand behind a federal judge’s ruling to strike down all of Obamacare. The Justice Department submitted a filing to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the case could go all way up to the Supreme Court.
“And if the Supreme Court Rules that Obamacare is out, we’ll have a plan that is far-better than Obamacare,” said President Trump
The president has vowed to make the GOP the “Party of Health Care,” and is calling on all Republicans to revive the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.