Trump administration committed to 'orderly transition' with ACA replacement, Pence says

Vice President Mike Pence spoke out Thursday against the ACA and stood behind Republican plans to repeal and replace the law, reports The Washington Post.

His remarks came during a Conservative Political Action Conference in the District of Columbia area.

Here are three takeaways.

1. Vice President Pence called the ACA a "nightmare" and said the federal government is committed to "an orderly transition" to a new healthcare system, according to the report.

2. Specifically, the vice president said the federal government is committed to providing all Americans "access to quality, affordable health insurance." He said the government seeks to replace the current ACA with a new healthcare system that allows people to purchase health coverage across state lines, The Washington Post reports.

3. Vice President Pence's remarks come amid a myriad of tense town hall meetings. Regarding these meetings, where hundreds of people have demonstrated against changes to the ACA, the vice president said: "America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end. Despite the best efforts of liberal activists around the country, the American people know better. Obamacare has failed, and Obamacare must go," according to the report.

For more on this story, read Philip Rucker's full report in The Washington Post.


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