Trump Supports ObamaCare Repeal and Replace, but That Doesn’t Mean it Will Pass

Trump Signs off on a RyanCare Proposal; but Will TrumpCare Come out of it?

Trump seems to have cautiously supported the House GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare “The American Health Care Act”. See: Trump endorses House Republican healthcare plan, obstacles remain from Reuters.

UPDATE 2019: This plan was never passed, thus most of this information is now only historically relevant.

This makes sense as “The American Health Care Act” (the ObamaCare Repeal and Replace plan) is the sort of bill one would have expected from TrumpCare as presented on (which we review on our TrumpCare explained page).

With that in mind, Trump doesn’t have a magic wand and neither does the GOP and that means they would both need to rally support to get the current iteration passed.

This is difficult because on one hand, this is less than most Democrats will want (as it defunds Planned Parenthood and cuts credits based on income) and is way more than what some “movement” Republicans want (it isn’t a full repeal and nothing more).

This is to say, Trump supports this mostly centered Republican legislation that solves some problems and creates a few more, but that is only one small part of the total picture. Ultimately this bill needs to make it through Congress and that means it needs to rally support from the left or right.

Author: Thomas DeMichele

Thomas DeMichele is the head writer and founder of,, and other websites. He has been in the health insurance and healthcare information field since 2012. is a...

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