Trump: 'Very good chance' Congress repeals ObamaCare

Trump: 'Very good chance' Congress repeals ObamaCare

President Trump on Wednesday voiced confidence that the latest Republican plan to repeal ObamaCare could become law.

“It has a very good chance,” Trump told reporters when asked if the proposal will pass.


The president said the Senate GOP measure has “47 or 48” votes and claimed that “a lot of” other senators “are looking at it very positively.”

Trump and his team are putting their full weight behind a bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump fires back at Graham over Iran criticism Overnight Defense: GOP wary of action on Iran | Pence says US 'locked and loaded' to defend allies | Iran's leader rules out talks with US Republicans wary of US action on Iran MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyEXCLUSIVE: Swing-state voters oppose 'surprise' medical bill legislation, Trump pollster warns Republicans grumble over Trump shifting military funds to wall Push on 'surprise' medical bills hits new roadblocks MORE (R-La.) as a last-ditch attempt to repeal former President Obama’s signature health-care law. 

Republicans need the support of at least 50 senators to pass the bill. In that scenario, Vice President Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' Democrats press for action on election security Hillicon Valley: Election security looms over funding talks | Antitrust enforcers in turf war | Facebook details new oversight board | Apple fights EU tax bill MORE (R-Ky.) hopes to put the bill on the floor for a vote next week, but currently does not have enough votes to pass it. 

Trump said lawmakers will feel compelled to act because ObamaCare is a “train wreck” that “is only getting worse.”

“It’s dysfunctional now,” he said. “At some point the Senate is going to be forced to make a deal. They’re just about at that point right now.”

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