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Conway on ObamaCare repeal: ‘People will not go without coverage’

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President Donald Trump’s aide, Kellyanne Conway, in an interview broadcast Sunday expressed confidence that people covered under ObamaCare will continue to have coverage after the law is repealed and replaced.

“President Trump has said that people will not go without coverage. And he means that,” she said on “Sunday Today.”

“That is certainly part of the official plans that are being worked on. The Republicans had about nine plans — as a response and alternative to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare.”

Conway said Trump has promised to repeal and replace former President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation in “quick succession.”

“He said it during his press conference just last week. It could happen same hour, same week, same day perhaps,” she said.

“He means that.”

{mosads}She added that she thinks it is great that some Americans who formerly didn’t have health insurance now have it.

“At the same time, what about all the people who had it, and were happy with it who lost it?” she asked. 

“What about the single moms who now have two jobs where they work 26 or 28 hours per job so that these employers avoided providing them healthcare under the law?”

Conway said the government needs to put into place the “proper environment and the incentives that will allow small business, and mom and pops, and mothers and dads all across the country to be able to flourish if they’d like to.”

“And by the same token, we need to make sure we’re not throwing more obstacles in their way,” she said.

“This is something that Donald Trump can do in pretty short order. And people instead of being, you know, reflexively negative and congenitally — critical should really stop and look at the difference he can make for many people.”

The president on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.”

The order did not direct any specific actions, instead giving broader authority to the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to take actions available to them under the law to ease regulatory requirements from ObamaCare.

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