Democrats and president Obama are about to discuss plans to protect The Affordable Care Act from the Trump administration. Republicans officials have announced their intentions to quickly repeal ‘ObamaCare’ in the new Congress. Obama will hold a meeting with House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday in the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium.
The White House official said Obama will use the meeting in order to "share his perspective about the dangers posed by Congressional Republicans’ stated strategy to repeal the [Affordable Care Act] before proposing any replacement, creating chaos in the health system in the short run — and holding hostage Americans’ health care — while Republicans develop their plan."
President-elect Trump has said previously that he wants to keep some parts of The Affordable Care Act, like the guarantee of healthcare coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, and allowing young adults to remain on their parents plans until the age of 26.
Nancy Pelosi has commented on the importance of the President Obama’s healthcare program, saying, “The Affordable Care Act has been successful in meeting its goals of reducing cost, increasing access and improving quality of care.”
The argument of Democrats is that Republicans don’t have a replacement plan, and therefore should not repeal the law, jeopardizing in the process healthcare plans of more than 20 million people.