I could use some help here. Does the President still hope to get a full repeal of Obamacare during this Congressional session? Or, more likely, will he be satisfied just to get the revised AHCA (only) bill passed?
Tonight, at the 100 day rally in Harrisburg, President Trump asked Pennsylvania Congressmen Mike Kelly and Tom Marino to help him get a healthcare bill passed very, very soon. Presumably, he was referring to the revised AHCA bill. The bill altered with Rand Paul's help for the approval of the Freedom Caucus. Paul Ryan says he wants to get AHCA passed as soon as he has the votes.
But, Trump said "repeal & replace" at least three times at the rally. So, I might presume that the President wants to eliminate Obamacare in large chunks. Revised AHCA, being the biggest chunk, eliminating the five Obamacare Mandates up front. Or, is it the case that the President still hopes to achieve a full repeal of Obamacare during this session?
What do you make of this slight contradiction? What have you heard?
Thanks, Charlie Gaudin