Priebus: We intend to repeal and replace ObamaCare 'as fast as we can'

Priebus: We intend to repeal and replace ObamaCare 'as fast as we can'

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald Trump Martin Luther King's daughter: 'God can triumph over Trump' Trump: Monday will be day one of administration Trump's navy build-up comes with steep price tag MORE's team plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare as quickly as possible.

"It would be ideal if we could do it all in one big action," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation." 

"But look. It may take time to get all the elements of the replace in place. Might have to use reconciliation for part of it, which is a 50-vote majority. There are other parts of the replacement, such as allowing people and companies across state lines, allowing for open pricing, allowing for healthcare pooling, that may take 60 votes."

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Priebus said the full replacement of President Obama's signature healthcare legislation might take more than an "instantaneous action."
 
"But our intent is to make it happen as quickly as possible," he said. "To repeal and the full replace as fast as we can."
 
Priebus conceded, though, that progress sometimes "take some time."
 
"And the full repeal and replace may take a little bit more time," he said. "But it's going to happen as quickly as possible."
 
Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Paul: Medicaid expansion 'the big question' Rand Paul: ObamaCare replacement goal is to insure most people at lowest cost MORE (R-Ky.) said Friday the president-elect agrees with his proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare at the same time, rather than roll back the law with no replacement.
 
The comments came as a growing number of Republican senators were expressing unease with the plan to move forward with the repeal without any immediate replacement plan.