Trump `Republicans, Sorry' Tweet Casts Doubt on ACA De-funding

Cassidy and Graham still have hopes for change

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana (Photo: Cassidy) Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana (Photo: Cassidy)

Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are still pushing their plan to revamp the Affordable Care Act. It appears the president has moved on to tax cuts.

“Republicans, sorry, but I’ve been hearing about Repeal & Replace for 7 years, didn’t happen!,” President Donald Trump said in the first of a series of tweets on Friday.

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“Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don’t wait until the end of September. Needed now more than ever. Hurry!,” he said in a separate tweet.

Graham and Cassidy, Republican senators from South Carolina and Louisiana, respectively, said on Thursday they’re planning to introduce a new version of their proposal to change the ACA.

They’re aiming for a vote this month, and have said that the president backs their plan.

Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, meanwhile, is pushing for a more limited bipartisan plan to stabilize the health law’s markets.

--- Read ACA Revamp Odds Slip as Senate Gets New Expiration Date on ThinkAdvisor.


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