But by Tuesday morning, Trump seemed to directly contradict his initial statement, instead telling his party to "let Obamacare fail" of its own accord, "as [he has] always said". Grassley, a Republican, was asked if he'd support taking up the House bill. "We can't just hope that we will pass a replacement within the next two years". Defections from Republican senators sunk the Senate proposal. This law is collapsing.
Melissa Francis said Americans are getting frustrated with Republicans' refusal to take action.
The announcement came after the Senate health care plan reportedly failed to gain the necessary support among chamber Republicans. Premiums have doubled, and options are disappearing.
McConnell has sought to remind Republican senators that they voted to repeal ObamaCare just two years ago in a 52-47 vote.
All opposition Democrats and two leftwing independents had already pledged to fight the changes.
Obamacare was designed to increase health insurance quality and affordability, lower the uninsured rate by expanding insurance coverage and reduce the costs of healthcare. 8 Dems control Senate.
While Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, said in a statement, "I cannot vote to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians", she then made her position even more clear on Twitter.
Cain said the House and Senate should follow President Trump's advice to repeal ObamaCare and then begin talks on a solution. "Government run health care is not in our nation's interest", Ryan said.
The three no votes were enough to tip the balance against the repeal-only option. "I regret that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failures of Obamacare will not be successful".