Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that Trump has considered calling a special session of Congress on the day of his inauguration to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“He also has talked about convening a special session on January 20 after he is sworn in as President of the United States to do this very thing, to repeal and replace Obamacare,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It would be a pretty remarkable move.”
It’s unclear exactly how Trump and the Republican Congress will address Obamacare when Trump takes office.
Though Trump railed against Obamacare on the campaign trail, since his election, he has suggested he will keep at least some aspects of the Affordable Care Act. He told the Wall Street Journal that he would keep provisions that allow children to stay on their parents’ health care plans until age 26 and that ban insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. And he suggested he may not push for a full repeal.
“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
When asked if Trump would amend the Affordable Care Act or completely replace it, Conway told “Fox News Sunday” that “we don’t know,” noting that Trump will have to work with Congress.