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Trump: Cost of Obamacare 'Far Too High'

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By    |   Monday, 01 April 2019 11:08 AM

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his administration's court battle to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, arguing on Twitter "the cost of Obamacare is far too high."

Trump tweeted Monday morning:

"The cost of ObamaCare is far too high for our great citizens. The deductibles, in many cases way over $7000, make it almost worthless or unusable. Good things are going to happen!"

The president addressed the tweet to several Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Multiple Republican senators, speaking anonymously, told The Hill they are privately hoping Trump will fail to strike down Obamacare due to their concerns over how voters, especially those who will lose protections for preexisting conditions, will react in future elections.

"If you're looking strictly at political outcomes, it could be argued that a lot of members don't want to see this struck down because they don't want to deal with the fallout," an unnamed senior GOP senator said.

"The time frame they've chosen to pursue is a toxic one because of the election cycle that we're already in," another senator said. "Can we find something where the Democrats who are in the majority in the House could agree with the 60 senators in the Senate? I can't imagine that's the case."

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President Donald Trump tweeted a rebuke that "the cost of Obamacare is far too high," defending his administration's court battle to invalidate the Affordable Care Act.
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