Another freshman Republican, Trey Hollingsworth of IN, told us that he "is fully committed to repealing Obamacare, as are all of the Republicans elected to Congress IN 2016". In the first four years the law was on the books, the GOP voted more than 50 times to attempt to change or repeal it. President-elect Donald Trump made repealing the law a central tenet of his campaign.
Online polls are hardly scientific. A full repealment without replacement could result in the loss of health insurance for some 30 million people - a large percentage of whom live in counties that favoured President-elect Donald Trump in the general election.
"I don't think the average citizen understands what's going on - or what a big impact this will have on their lives", Molina said.
Trump's tweets accused Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of being unwilling to fix problems with the health care law. "It will create chaos". After Trump's tweet, bad headlines and calls from constituents and outside groups, Republicans reversed course and dropped the proposal from a rules package the House approved Tuesday evening. We could be back where people could keep their doctor and keep their plan which is what Obama and Democrats repeatedly promised when they passed Obama Care.
Other Republican House members voiced confidence that repeal of Obamacare would leave Congress plenty of time to craft a new plan without anyone losing their health coverage.
The Senate is expected to take up repeal legislation next week and the House will follow, Ryan said.
The law has enabled upward of 20 million Americans who previously had no medical insurance to get coverage and is considered Obama's top legislative achievement. "We have the incoming vice president coming up to talk only to Republicans", Senator Manchin told MSNBC on Wednesday morning.
"The first order of business is to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that was our message today and that was our message on Capitol Hill", Pencetold reporters.
"We're hoping that congress and president-elect Trump will look to MI as a model to see where this actually worked out okay", says Gilda Jacobs of the MLPP.