Trump: ObamaCare provides 'lousy healthcare'

Trump: ObamaCare provides 'lousy healthcare'
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE on Tuesday called ObamaCare "lousy healthcare" as lawmakers this week start preparing to repeal the law. 

"The Democrat Governor.of Minnesota said 'The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is no longer affordable!' - And, it is lousy healthcare," Trump tweeted, referring to a remark Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton made in October. 

“People must remember that ObamaCare just doesn't work, and it is not affordable - 116% increases (Arizona). Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMaxwell accuser testifies the British socialite was present when Epstein abuse occurred Epstein pilot testifies Maxwell was 'number two' in operation Federal judge changes his mind about stepping down, eliminating vacancy for Biden to fill MORE called it ‘CRAZY,’ ” he added.

But top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday said his administration will keep some parts of President Obama's signature healthcare law. 

"He is committed to retaining those pieces his advisers say are working," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." 


Trump campaigned on a full repeal and replacement of the law. But since winning the presidential election, he has expressed interest in keeping two provisions: one that prevents insurers from denying healthcare to those with pre-existing conditions and another that allows children to stay on their parents' plans until they are 26. 

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' MORE (R-Wis.) has said repealing ObamaCare would be the No. 1 priority of Trump's presidency, though House Republicans have not been able to coalesce around a replacement plan. 

Senate Republicans are expected to vote this week on instructions that will let them repeal large chunks of the Affordable Care Act using reconciliation.

The budgetary process will allow the repeal to clear the Senate with only 50 votes, preventing Democrats from being able to block the repeal with a filibuster. The GOP has a 52-seat majority in the chamber.