President Trump throttled down the push to replace the ACA, saying in an interview yesterday that the law might not be replaced until later this year or even until 2018. This is a major shift from the promises that Trump and other Republicans have made that repeal and replace (and, lately, the word “repair” has been used) will happen almost immediately.
“It statutorily takes awhile to get,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News last night. “We’re going to be putting it in fairly soon, I think that, yes, I would like to say by the end of the year at least the rudiments but we should have something within the year and the following year.”
Replacing Obamacare will be a much more complicated undertaking than he originally thought, Trump said, but he insisted that the ACA must be replaced. “You have to remember Obamacare doesn’t work, so we are putting in a wonderful plan,” Trump said. So far, though, few details about what might be in the works is sketchy.
Source: Fox News