Trump ‘Not Even A Little’ Concerned That GOP Has No O’care Replacement Plan

AP

Donald Trump said Monday that he was “not even a little bit” concerned that congressional Republicans have yet to put forth a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, even as they move forward with steps to repeal it.

“That’s going to all work out,” the President-elect told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower.

Senate and House Republicans have started ringing alarm bells about the party’s long-stated plan to move forward with a prompt repeal of the healthcare law. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are among those calling for a replacement plan to be prepared before repeal is enacted to avoid throwing the insurance industry into chaos.

Asked Monday if a replacement plan would be ready by the time Obamacare is repealed, Trump said, “We’ll be talking about it on Wednesday.”

The President-elect is scheduled to hold his first press conference since July in Manhattan on Jan. 11. He is expected to address his plans for the Trump Organization and the role his son-in-law Jared Kushner will play in his administration, as well as Obamacare repeal.

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