President Donald Trump, who had promised to repeal Obamacare during his first year in office, was apparently looking for something that would actually be repealed, as a replacement would have to be enacted and passed.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Senate leadership were scheduled to hold a joint press conference at the White House, where Ryan would announce his new Obamacare replacement plan.
The plan will focus on lowering premiums and lowering costs, but it would also expand access to coverage for millions of Americans.
Ryan was asked if he had an update on the status of the healthcare plan, and the president responded that he was “looking forward to seeing the Senate version of this bill.”
Ryan will also announce that the House of Representatives will take up the American Health Care Act, a replacement bill that will provide a much better deal for low-income Americans.
The White House also announced that Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet with House Republicans on Thursday.
The two are scheduled to meet with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on Thursday afternoon to discuss the House version of the AHCA.
Ryan also announced on Tuesday that a group of GOP senators are meeting with Vice President Mike Pence to talk about how to improve healthcare for the people of the United States.