Sasse to Trump: Repeal ObamaCare now, replace later

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 12:07:38-04

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse urged President Trump to take a new approach to health care Friday: If there is no agreement reached after July 4th state work period, repeal Obamacare now and replace it later. 

"You campaigned and won on the repeal of ObamaCare. So did every Republican Senator," Sasse said in the letter. "We should keep our word. Also like you, almost every Republican senator believes that health reform was needed before Democrats passed ObamaCare in 2010, and fundamental reform is still needed today." 

In the letter, Sasse also called ObamaCare a "disastrous law" and told Trump to urge Congress to cancel the August state work period to work around the clock on health care to to be able to vote by Labor Day.