WASHINGTON (WDTN) – The fight over Obamacare is back. President Trump now wants the courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley saying, “We don’t want Obamacare anymore because it’s unconstitutional and it doesn’t work for the American people.”
But Democrats warn if Obamacare is struck down, some 20 million Americans would lose health care.
“The elimination of the health care law would send our system into certain chaos,” says Sen. Chuck Schumer.
It’s been less than two years since Republicans tried but failed to repeal Obamacare.
Leslie Dach is with the pro-Obamacare group “Protect Our Care.” He says he was shocked the White House would try to kill the program again.
“We have a system people like, they want things to get cheaper, they want things better, but they want it built on what we have, they don’t want that stuff taken away,” Dach says.
But President Trump and his advisors believe they can take away one of the Democrats most effective campaign tools—if they kill Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare.
President Trump says he expects the Supreme Court will decide Obamacare’s ultimate fate.