“If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we’ll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare,” President Trump told reporters on Wednesday.
The Department of Justice has already made a move to ask the courts to repeal the existing elements of Obamacare. As the action moves through the courts, President Trump has insisted that the GOP will become the “party of healthcare” and he promised Americans something “far better” than Obamacare, though he did not go into detail.
The president appears to be endorsing a bill that will assign healthcare jurisdiction to each individual state. President Trump indicated in his latest budget request that he wants to revive efforts to make this proposal, the Graham-Cassidy bill, a reality.
Meanwhile, House Democrats are moving forward with a bill that will expand Obamacare. President Trump argues that the existing plan is too high of a cost for the country.
“The premium is too high and deductible is horrible … It’s far too expensive for the people, not only for the country. … Obamacare’s a disaster,” he said Wednesday.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa insisted that Republicans plan to be “very involved in healthcare” in the near future and that American should expect the Congressional negotiations to be “very, very bipartisan.” Notably, he said Republicans are looking to “protect pre-existing conditions.”
Following his collusion exoneration from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump is likely looking to move forward swiftly and renew talks on domestic policy. However, while he and his Party look to contrive a healthcare plan, if the courts strike down Obamacare and the Republicans do not pass a replacement bill, many Americans will lose government-funded Medicaid, which will affect multiple other segments of the healthcare system.