ObamaCare Architect: Replacing the ACA Will Take 'Many Months'
President Donald Trump used his first executive order on Friday to immediately undercut the Affordable Care Act, ordering federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare.
Trump’s order stated that his policy is to seek the “prompt repeal” of the health care law, but in the meantime the strategy is to minimize the economic impact of the law.
On "The First 100 Days" tonight, Martha MacCallum was joined by Zeke Emanuel, one of the chief architects of ObamaCare.
Emanuel said it's unclear what "burdens" Trump wants relieved, but he believes there can be bipartisan agreement that health care should cost less and as many Americans as possible should have health insurance.
"That seems like one of those unifying, bipartisan claims. And I think that's the place we need to move," Emanuel said. "But it's going to be hard work."
Emanuel argued that ObamaCare should be repaired, as opposed to repealed and replaced.
He explained that Republicans have not agreed on a replacement program, so it's difficult to assess how effective a replacement would be or how long it would take to implement.
"Let me assure you this is going to take many months, because there's no agreement on the Republican side what a replacement will look like."
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