Trump pledges 'repercussions' if repeal and replace efforts unsuccessful

President Donald Trump is pushing Republicans to uphold their promise to repeal and replace the ACA, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The president tweeted Sunday: "If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!"

He followed up with another tweet Monday morning, saying, "Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it."

The LA Times noted the president could have been referencing political repercussions for Republicans in Congress with his Sunday tweet, or repercussions "that would be felt by Americans seeking health coverage absent the passage of legislation to overhaul the [ACA]."

President Trump told Republican senators they should stay in Washington, D.C., through the August recess to continue working on healthcare reform after the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act to repeal and replace the ACA indefinitely stalled last week. Following the BCRA's failure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed a repeal-and-delay approach. The BCRA and the repeal-and-delay approach have faced opposition from multiple GOP senators.

Mr. McConnell plans to hold a procedural motion on healthcare this week, although it is unclear which legislation he will try to take up.



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