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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson: Trump Can't Just Let Obamacare Fail

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By    |   Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 02:19 PM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson criticized President Donald Trump for saying he's willing to let Obamacare fail after the GOP could not pass a bill to repeal and replace the healthcare law.

The Republican governor told CNN's "New Day" program on Wednesday that "the people always hold political leaders accountable, and so we have a responsibility when we see problems to address them."

Hutchinson emphasized that the public expects politicians in power to do something to fix problems and you have to "figure out a way to do it, and so it's not sufficient to say 'we're going to wash our hands of it.'"

Adding that he has always been for repealing Obamacare, "because it's a bad system so let's start over, but if you can't get anything done, then obviously you have to reform it."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he is going to hold a vote on just repealing Obamacare, but Hutchinson said he is not in favor of such a move at this stage if there is no path forward, because that creates too much uncertainty in the public.

He urged the Senate and other political leaders to continue to work on healthcare reform, despite the difficulties, and encouraged the national leadership to listen more to governors.

"We've got the greatest level of experience in actually what's happening in our states," he said. "We've encouraged them for a number of months to make some changes to the Senate bill. Many of them were adopted, but in the end, it was hard to bring people together."

Hutchinson stressed that governing is about changing the status quo in whatever way that is possible, and said "the message that I have is: They need to continue their path of reform and not give up."

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