US President Donald Trump blames Democrats for Obamacare defeat

March 25, 2017 2:40 pm

President speaks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

 US President Donald Trump
has blamed Democrats for a humiliating defeat in the GOP-dominated
Congress after Republicans were forced to pull the Obamacare replacement
bill.

In a setback for US President Donald Trump, his
proposed healthcare bill to replace Obamacare has been pulled off the
House floor in an embarrassing blow early in his term. This came after
House Republicans failed to achieve a consensus on the replacement bill.
House Speaker Paul Ryan voiced his disappointment at the collapse of healthcare bill while democrats hailed it as a victory.
Trump, however, on Friday blamed Democrats for the failure.
“We
were very close, it was a very tight margin. We had no Democrat
support, no votes from the Democrats,” Trump said in the Oval Office.
“I
think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they
own Obamacare,” he added, referring to the House and Senate Democratic
leaders.
Health care experts from across the political spectrum
have said that the House Republican health care bill was unworkable and
suffered from fatal flaws and could lead to Americans dropping out of
the health care market.
Experts agree that the bill fails to reach
the objectives laid forth by Trump, which includes affordable coverage
for everyone; lower deductibles and health care costs and better care.
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