Trump: ‘Obamacare Is Death’

• July 24, 2017 4:19 pm


President Donald Trump made use of the bully pulpit on Monday to push for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, proclaiming that "Obamacare is death."

Trump's speech followed remarks by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price and Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump reminded listeners during his speech that Republicans have been pushing for Obamacare repeal for years.

"They kept saying it over and over again. Every Republican running for office promised immediate relief from this disastrous law," Trump said. "As a party we must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace, what they've been saying for the past seven years."

"But so far, Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare. They now have a chance, however, to hopefully fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time, and that is through replacement of a horrible disaster known as Obamacare," he continued.

Trump criticized Democrats for not helping with health care reform, and touted the Senate bill's elimination of the employer mandate and "other burdensome taxes [that] will significantly lower Americans' premiums."

"The Senate bill protects coverage for pre-existing conditions, and you don't hear this from the Democrats for they like to tell you just the opposite, and they didn't even know the bill," Trump said.

"They run out and they say death, death, death. Well, Obamacare is death, and besides that it's failing so you won't have it anyway," Trump said.

Trump finished his speech by telling Senate Republicans to "keep their promise to the American people" to repeal and replace Obamacare.