Trump has stated he will continue to support the ACA lawsuit that could lead to the law being declared illegal, but not everyone in the GOP agrees.
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) recently voiced disapproval on Meet the Press.
Meanwhile, previously Attorney General Bill Barr had urged the White House to preserve parts of the law.
Despite this, Trump seems to be set on supporting the repeal and moving forward with a replace plan. On paper this makes sense, but in practice a full repeal could create a mess while a replace plan is agreed on and that could mean things like gaps in pre-existing conditions protections and cost assistance or the loss of one or both completely if a replace plan doesn’t include them.
“Obamacare is a disaster, but we’ve run it very well, and we’ve made it barely acceptable,” Trump said. “It was a disaster under President Obama, and it’s very bad health care. What we want to do is terminate it and give health care. We’ll have great health care, including preexisting conditions.”