According to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, the REPs have now secured enough support and they’ll try to pass a “new and improved” healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) later this week.
During an interview with CBS on Monday morning, Trump’s adviser Gary Cohn expressed his confidence that Republicans have enough votes for passing new healthcare legislation. Mr. Cohn is President Trump’s director of the National Economic Council. He added:
“We’re going to get health care down to the floor of the House. We’re convinced we’ve got the votes and we’re going to keep moving on with our agenda.”
In a separate interview, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus backed up Mr. Cohn’s claims, saying that:
“I certainly hope so, I think it will happen this week, and this will be one of the fastest pieces of signature legislation to go through for a president since Roosevelt.”
It appears that Donald Trump and his team managed to win the hearts and minds of skeptical conservative GOP members after all. Mr. Cohn also defended President Trump’s plan to overhaul the US tax system, describing the bill a an effort to helping lower and middle class Americans, while wealthier people will pay more taxes.
Will 3rd time be a charm for President Trump’s efforts to repeal/replace Obamacare and implement a Republican backed healthcare bill?
According to Axios, history will be made on Wednesday, but we’ll just have to wait and see about that. One may ask if this new development explains Donald Trump’s giving up on funding for his border wall. However, it doesn’t really matter after all, as I expect some liberal activist judge from the 9th district court to declare the bill unconstitutional.