Former President Trump announced plans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a more cost-effective and improved alternative, criticizing the current system for being expensive and ineffective.
The United States currently pays the most for healthcare per capita among first-world countries and has the lowest life expectancy.
However, GOP lawmakers expressed skepticism about replacing Obamacare due to challenges in building political consensus, given the divided Congress. (Trending: Judge Announces Historic Ruling In Jeffrey Epstein Case)
“Obamacare is too expensive, and otherwise, not good healthcare,” Trump wrote.
“I will come up with a much better, and less expensive, alternative!”
“People will be happy, not sad!”
“Getting much better Healthcare than Obamacare for the American people will be a priority of the Trump Administration,” he said.
“It is not a matter of cost; it is a matter of HEALTH. America will have one of the best Healthcare Plans anywhere in the world. Right now it has one of the WORST!”
“The epidemic of chronic disease isn’t random. We’ve created a toxic environment and a multi-trillion-dollar sick-care industry to manage the consequences,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote.
“Whether we can build a political consensus for something else or not remains to be seen,” Sen. John Cornyn said.
“It’s a narrowly divided Congress. It’s unlikely to happen,” Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy said.