Washington: Continuing his attack against ObamaCare, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said that Affordable care act is “virtually unusable”.
He further reiterated his claims that the Republican party will become “the party of great health care”.
“The Republican Party will become the Party of Great HealthCare! ObamaCare is a disaster, far too expensive and
deductibility ridiculously high – virtually unusable! Moving forward in Courts and Legislatively!,” Trump tweeted.
We have a National Emergency at our Southern Border. The Dems refuse to do what they know is necessary – amend our immigration laws. Would immediately solve the problem! Mexico, with the strongest immigration laws in the World, refuses to help with illegal immigration & drugs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
Since his appointment, Trump has tried to strike down the ObamaCare several times. However, Republicans till now could not find the votes to repeal or replace it. Meanwhile, Democrats have failed to agree on how to make the ObamaCare better.
Last year, A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act, terming it “unconstitutional.”
According to CNN, the judge stated that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it.
In July, the Senate had voted to repeal the Obamacare medical device tax. The House voted 283 to 132 to revoke the 2.3 per cent tax on the sale of medical devices.
In an interesting turn of events, some of the Democrats had also joined in with Republicans to repeal the tax as they found the tax to be a harmful innovation.
Last year, Trump had vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare after the Republican tax cut bill is signed into law.
Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare came in the backdrop of an unexpected surge in the enrollment in the health-care law.
Nearly 2.3 million people signed up for coverage through Obamacare exchanges during the first 18 days of the open enrollment period.