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Repeal, Replace, Repair?

  • Trump Remarks Latest Evidence of Health Law Repeal Slowdown AP by Alan Fram—A House conservative leader called Monday for votes "as soon as possible" on legislation voiding and replacing the health care law, even as President Donald Trump's latest remarks conceded that the effort could well stretch into next year. "Maybe it will take till sometime into next year, but we are certainly going to be in the process," Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that was broadcast Sunday. 

  • Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act New York Times by Robert Pear—Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more than seven years ago, Republicans have been trying to come up with an alternative. Candid conversations leaked from a conclave of Republican lawmakers in Philadelphia last month, and public comments since, show they are nowhere near agreement….What follows is a summary of the thorny questions with which Republicans in Congress are struggling.

  • Ryan: Obamacare Replacement Coming 'This Year' The Hill by Peter Sullivan—Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that Congress's work to repeal and replace Obamacare will be finished "this year." Ryan was responding to a question about President Trump's comments on Sunday that "maybe it'll take till sometime into next year" to roll out a Republican replacement plan. But the Speaker said legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare will pass this year. When that legislation would go into effect that could possibly extend into future years, he added.

  • One-Third Don't Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same New York Times by Kyle Dropp & Brendan Nyhan—A sizable minority of Americans don't understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act. This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal. In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said either they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were different policies (17 percent) or didn't know if they were the same or different (18 percent). 

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