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Obamacare — The Republican Tar-Baby

The Republican Party leaders continue their rally cry of repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), but after over 100 days in office they are still stuck to the Obamacare health plan — this comes against a promise and mantra of repeal and replace,  day one in office.

Now, Vice President Mike Pence is wishing and hoping Congress can pass legislation to replace Obamacare by the end of the year, a much longer timetable than promised by President Donald Trump.

In an interview on NBC’s program “Meet the Press,” Vice President Pence declined to say definitively when Trump would be able to sign a new health care bill, but said he hopes it would be “before the end of the year.”

“We’re hopeful there’ll be action in the House of Representatives soon,” Pence also said.

In a series of Twitter messages Sunday, Trump said a “new healthcare plan is on its way” with “lower premiums & deductibles while at the same taking care of pre-existing conditions!”

Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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