GOP rep: We'd better have the votes to repeal and replace ObamaCare

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday said Congress better have the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, as Republicans promised the American people.

“We’d better have the votes for that, because that’s what we told the people, and I’m confident President Trump wants to do that,” Jordan said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked whether Congress has the votes to send the same healthcare bill to Trump that the Republican Congress previously sent to former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhy payroll tax cut opponents may want to reconsider Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Graham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' MORE.


Jordan emphasized that Republicans did not tell the American people that the plan would repeal the healthcare law with certain exceptions, like keeping the Medicaid expansion. 

“We told them we were going to repeal it and replace it with a market-centered, patient-centered plan that actually brings back affordable health insurance,” he said.

Republicans last month began the process of repealing ObamaCare through a budget reconciliation and are currently working on a replacement plan.

Trump, who campaigned on repealing the healthcare law, has said he wants a replacement to come “very quickly.”