Republicans are revamping their strategy against President Barack Obama's health care law: If they can't repeal the whole thing, they'll try to pick off pieces. Starting with a new and unfamiliar bureaucracy.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are revamping their strategy against President Barack Obama's health care law: If they can't repeal the whole thing, they'll try to pick off pieces. Starting with a new and unfamiliar bureaucracy....
Larry Downing/ReutersPresident Barack Obama on Monday laid out why the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will be difficult for the incoming Republican leadership and the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
"The holy grail for Republicans over the last six or seven years was to kill Obamacare," Obama said during a press conference at the White House.
Kevin Lamarque/ReutersRepublicans roundly criticized a Thursday speech from President Barack Obama in which he defended the Affordable Care Act, his administration's signature healthcare law that is better known as Obamacare.
During the speech Obama said that the law was working but needed adjustments and that Republicans were criticizing the law only because he was the one who passed it.
WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched their long-promised effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, even as they acknowledged that they may need several months to develop a replacement along conservative lines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of President Barack Obama's health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face certain veto from President Barack Obama — should it ever reach him.The bill aims squarely at two favorite targets of conservatives. And Republicans have wrapped it in a procedure that would shield it from a Democratic Senate filibuster — meaning it will need only 51 votes to pass that chamber.