Obama says he thinks ObamaCare will survive

Obama says he thinks ObamaCare will survive
© Greg Nash

President Obama said he thinks ObamaCare, his signature healthcare legislation, will survive.

"I think it will," he said in an interview on ABC's "This Week." "It may be called something else. And as I said, I don't mind." 

The president said he'd be fine if Republicans want to rename the legislation after some changes.
 
"If in fact the Republicans make some modifications," Obama said.
 
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"Some of which I may have been seeking previously, but they wouldn't cooperate because they didn't want to make the system work, and re-label it as Trumpcare, I'm fine with that."  
 
The president said he is thinking about the millions of people — some of whom did not support him — who are now covered under ObamaCare. He referenced personal letters he's received from people about how important ObamaCare has been to them and their family.
 
President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE throughout his campaign pledged to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Republican congressional leaders are moving quickly to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill, but want to delay when it takes effect. That would give them time to develop a new healthcare plan that could be presented later this year.