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Politico: GOP Might Never Repeal Obamacare

Politico: GOP Might Never Repeal Obamacare
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By    |   Monday, 09 October 2017 12:50 PM

Congressional Republicans are now admitting they may never be able to repeal Obamacare, the controversial healthcare plan that GOP lawmakers have promised to scrap for the past seven years, Politico reported Monday.

"I would bet a substantial part of it is there 10 years from now," said one Republican senator, who asked not to be identified.

Republicans expressed their frustration after the failure of several attempts to repeal and replace the 2010 law, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"Anytime you fumble twice, there's the anticipation that you'll fumble for the third time," said Rep. Mike Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Asked if the GOP has credibility on its promise to repeal Obamacare, the North Carolina Republican said, "Credibility? Yes. Believability? Perhaps no."

However, one Republican senator insisted Sunday that efforts to repeal Obamacare are still "alive and well."

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told CNN's "State of the Union" that the Senate just "ran out of time" in its latest effort to pass a repeal bill.

"I wouldn't say collapsed, I think it's still alive and well but we need more time," he said Sunday.

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticized Republicans for failing to repeal Obamacare, is expected to sign an executive order this week to allow individuals to join insurance pools and buy insurance policies across state lines in an effort to reduce the soaring costs of Obamacare premiums.

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Congressional Republicans are now admitting they may never be able to repeal Obamacare, the controversial healthcare plan that GOP lawmakers have promised to scrap for the past seven years, Politico reported Monday.
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