White House launches ObamaCare repeal web page

White House launches ObamaCare repeal web page
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The White House launched an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace web page on Wednesday that criticizes the healthcare system, though it does not include any details about a GOP healthcare plan.

The page was posted one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season Trump: McConnell should keep Senate in session until nominees are approved MORE (R-Ky.) promised his GOP colleagues that they would have a draft legislation by Thursday, followed by a Senate floor vote next week.

Republicans are looking to speed up the process of repealing and replacing ObamaCare as a closed-door group of Republican senators works to make changes to the House-passed GOP's American Health Care Act before voting in the upper chamber.

The White House web page points to higher premiums, costly deductibles and fewer insurance options as some of the flaws of Obamacare.


“Obamacare has led to higher costs and fewer health insurance options for millions of Americans,” the page reads. “The 2010 healthcare law has brought the American people rising premiums, unaffordable deductibles, fewer insurance choices, and higher taxes.”

It also highlights President Trump’s healthcare efforts and key campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“President Donald J. Trump promised to repeal and replace this disaster, and that is exactly what he is working with Congress to achieve.”

"This page will highlight the complete disaster that has been Obamacare, and feature videos and personal stories of everyday Americans across the country who have been negatively impacted by its failure," a White House official told Axios.

The web page will be updated with details of the GOP plan after a Senate bill is rolled out, Axios reported.

The closed process of crafting a measure has been criticized by Democrats, the media and some in the GOP. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have both questioned the GOP's closed-door process for making amendments to the House bill.

Republicans need a Congressional Budget Office score before they can bring the bill up for a vote.

Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) said he hopes to have that done "as early as Friday," one day after the bill is publicly released, adding that it would "probably be Monday."

The web page says "28 million are still uninsured" under ObamaCare, noting that 2 million people dropped out of health plans this year. 

The CBO score for the GOP House bill, however, says 23 million more Americans would become uninsured by 2026 under the AHCA, while also reducing the federal deficit by $119 billion. 
- Updated: 4:38 p.m.