Trump to Republicans: Act swiftly to replace ObamacareU.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured fellow Republicans working to repeal Obamacare in Congress to pass a replacement for the healthcare law at the same time or soon after they vote to dismantle it. (nyti.ms/2ia9qLk)The law, popularly known as Obamacare, has enabled millions of previously uninsured Americans to obtain health insurance, but Republicans condemn it as a government overreach. With Trump set to succeed Obama on Jan. 20, Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, face a dilemma. The law extended insurance coverage to uninsured Americans by expanding the Medicaid program for the poor and creating online exchanges where people can shop for health insurance plans. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Republicans were mired in "internecine fights" and called on Trump to publish his own Obamacare substitute.
Source: VietNamNet News January 11, 2017 04:46 UTC