McConnell: ObamaCare ‘status quo’ will stay in place moving forward
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that ObamaCare will stay put, sounding resigned to the law continuing even as the House tries to revive repeal efforts.
“It’s pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement,” McConnell told reporters. “Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we’re just going to have to see how that works out.”
“I would say to the Speaker, to Leader McConnell and to the president: Drop repeal. Drop it today and drop it for good. Stop undermining the ACA,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday.
“Once those things are done, we Democrats are more than happy to sit down together and come up with ways to make it better.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled his healthcare bill from a scheduled floor vote last Friday after failing to win over enough support from within his own party, particularly from conservatives and moderates. No Democrats planned to vote for the bill.
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