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Priebus: We intend to repeal and replace ObamaCare 'as fast as we can'

Priebus: We intend to repeal and replace ObamaCare 'as fast as we can'

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE's team plans to repeal and replace ObamaCare as quickly as possible.

"It would be ideal if we could do it all in one big action," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation." 

"But look. It may take time to get all the elements of the replace in place. Might have to use reconciliation for part of it, which is a 50-vote majority. There are other parts of the replacement, such as allowing people and companies across state lines, allowing for open pricing, allowing for healthcare pooling, that may take 60 votes."
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Priebus said the full replacement of President Obama's signature healthcare legislation might take more than an "instantaneous action."
 
"But our intent is to make it happen as quickly as possible," he said. "To repeal and the full replace as fast as we can."
 
Priebus conceded, though, that progress sometimes "take some time."
 
"And the full repeal and replace may take a little bit more time," he said. "But it's going to happen as quickly as possible."
 
Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul says Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures Grassley returns to Capitol after having coronavirus Congress set for chaotic year-end sprint MORE (R-Ky.) said Friday the president-elect agrees with his proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare at the same time, rather than roll back the law with no replacement.
 
The comments came as a growing number of Republican senators were expressing unease with the plan to move forward with the repeal without any immediate replacement plan.