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Susan Collins
It's certainly going to be difficult, but it's certainly worth a try. It is never good to pass major legislation without the input in both parties. That was the mistake President Obama made with the Affordable Care Act, and I don't think we should repeat that mistake.feedback
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NEW Jun 28 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Affordable Care Act. You'll find 1157 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about Affordable Care Act are: Paul Ryan, Donald J. Trump and Nancy Pelosi. Paul Ryan specifically said: “Under Obamacare, premiums have more than doubled, and choices have dwindled to the point that many families have no options at all. We are on a rescue mission to bring down the cost of coverage and make sure families have access to affordable care. This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit. It is another positive step toward keeping our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.”.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The president is optimistic that Republicans will live up to the promise that they've been making to the American people for seven years by repealing and replacing Obamacare. The message from the statement yesterday was extremely clear. I think it was pretty black and white.feedback

Ron Johnson

I'm just grateful leadership decided, Let's take our time, give this more thought, and try and get this right. The pressure we're under timewise is these markets that are collapsing under Obamacare. It's a big mess.feedback

J. Nadine Gracia

The Affordable Care Act is the most important law to help reduce health disparities since the passage Medicare and Medicaid, because the law is addressing issues of access, affordability, and quality of care, which have all been obstacles and barriers that relate to the health of minorities.feedback

Seema Verma

We continue to see a decline in issuer participation in the Health Insurance Exchanges leaving consumers with fewer and fewer insurance options. I am deeply concerned about the crisis situation facing the individual market in many states across the nation.feedback

John Nehls

That you could literally have nothing – then what? Walk into the hospital and say: Treat me?feedback

Kellyanne Conway

In fact, this is slowing the growth of Medicaid and allowing governors more flexibility. I'm not going to allow people and detractors and Trump haters to call me a liar because they don't want to do the homework and look at what is actually happening to Medicaid.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I cannot imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!feedback

Lindsey Graham

The best way to lose me on this bill is to start buying people off. So that's what I'm really suspicious of as we get closer to Monday are they going to do special deals for Senators in particular states to get their vote. We've seen that movie before with Obamacare and in many ways this is very similar to the process we used on Obamacare, I don't particularly like it that much.feedback

Abigail Silva

The same woman who pre-A.C.A. would have been diagnosed at Stage 2 was diagnosed at Stage 1 after A.C.A. The A.C.A. had the potential to improve public health, and there's more and more evidence coming out each day to show that it is doing that.feedback

Caroline Pearson - Avalere Health

We would see dramatic reductions in federal Medicaid funding, which would result in large budget gaps for the states.feedback

Michael B. Enzi

The present system is unsustainable; we don't have enough money to continue what's being done.feedback

Susan Collins

I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it. I will vote no on mtp. CBO says 22 million people lose insurance; Medicaid cuts hurt most vulnerable Americans; access to healthcare in rural areas threatened. Senate bill doesn't fix ACA problems for rural Maine. Our hospitals are already struggling. 1 in 5 Mainers are on Medicaid.feedback

Susan Collins

I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it. I will vote no on [motion to proceed].feedback

Mitch McConnell

We should keep working so that we can move forward with robust floor debate and an open amendment process here on the Senate floor. I encourage all 100 Senators to participate. Because the American people need better care right now, and this legislation includes the necessary tools to provide it.feedback

Rand Paul

There are twelve regulations in Obamacare. We're [in the Senate] repealing two of them.feedback

Ainsley Earhardt

Kellyanne, this week's big deal for health care, the Obamacare overhaul in the Senate. You yesterday on the Sunday shows were saying that is not true, no cuts.feedback

Donald J. Trump

#Obamacare is dead. Insurance markets are collapsing & millions don't have choices. Americans deserve better.feedback

Doug Deason

Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed. You control the Senate. You control the House. You have the presidency. There's no reason you can't get this done. Get it done and we'll open it back up. I said, No I'm not going to because we're closing the checkbook until you get some things done.feedback

Dave Brat

If we don't get health care, none of us are coming back. We said for seven years you're gonna repeal Obamacare. It's nowhere near repealed.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Because ObamaCare failed to bring the costs down for health care, so these states are having very difficult time meeting the bills. Medicaid is intended for the poor, the needy, and the sick. What it's done under ObamaCare it's expanded the Medicaid pool of people who, quote, qualified beyond that. So if you have an able bodied American not poor, sick, needy. We're not talking about the elderly, the children, the pregnant women, the disabled. If you are able-bodied and you would like to go and find employment and employer sponsored benefits then you should be able to do that.feedback

Dean Heller

I cannot support legislation that takes away insurance from millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. Make no mistake, the Affordable Care Act does need fixing. But the bill in front of us today doesn't make those fixes.feedback

James Leibhart

We should really repeal Obamacare, it was a big rip off from the get-go.feedback

Doug Deason

Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed. Get it done and we'll open it back up.feedback

Dean Heller

I have made clear that I want to make sure the rug is not pulled out from under Nevada or the more than 200,000 Nevadans who received insurance for the first time under Medicaid expansion.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

If the CBO was right about Obamacare to begin with, there'd be 8 million more people on Obamacare today than there actually are. So, I love the folks at the CBO, they work really hard. They do. Sometimes we ask them to do stuff that they're not capable of doing.feedback

Tom Price

Yes. The CBO does a great job on budget; they do a relatively poor job of what the coverage consequences of a healthcare plan are. Their ability–anybody's ability–to predict what human behavior is going to be without looking at the entire construct, is difficult. I would suggest to you that the numbers the CBO had before with the ACA, and the numbers they have now, are not accurate. My sense is that the Senate bill gets us closer to those principles compared to the current law. That is the goal of the plan.feedback

Jim Jordan

If we don't act now as Obamacare is collapsing, when will we or can we act?feedback

Rand Paul

If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes, I'll consider partial repeal. I'm not voting for something that looks just like ObamaCare.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't think they're that far off. Famous last words, right? But I think they're going to get there. We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of ObamaCare.feedback

Larry Levitt

Right now there are 2.6 million uninsured poor adults in states that haven't expanded Medicaid. They get nothing under the ACA.feedback

Dean Heller

I'm announcing today that in this form I will not support it. It's going to be very difficult to get me to a yes. You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That's what I want.feedback

Zoë Carpenter - The Nation

The question is whether the GOP legislation improves on Obamacare and current coverage. It doesn't come close – unless, of course, you happen to believe that we provide too much help to the poor and elderly, and not enough tax cuts to the wealthy.feedback

Charles Blahous

There's two issues here. There's the problems in Medicaid that were created under the Affordable Care Act, and then there are the problems that predated that. Medicaid was already on a financially unsustainable course before the Affordable Care Act.feedback

Dean Heller

You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That's what I want. Make sure we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada.feedback

Drew Altman

The public at large is deeply skeptical about the repeal-and-replace plan, with support among the Republican base hanging in but slipping and in danger of falling further.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They're also four good guys, and they're four friends of mine. I think that they'll probably get there. We'll probably have to see. Now it's failed – it's virtually out of business – Obamacare is a disaster, and we're trying to do something in a very short period of time. I've been here for only five months. People are saying, where's the healthcare? Where's the healthcare? Well, I've done in five months what other people haven't done in years. It's a very complicated situation from the standpoint, you do something that's good for one group but bad for another. It's a very, very narrow path.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I've been there for five months. If you remember during the Clinton period they worked for years and years and years and never got health care. But President Obama, his whole administration pushing, pushing for Obamacare, which has now failed.feedback

Barack Obama

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think that they'll probably get there. We'll have to see. I think we're going to get there. We have four very good people that - it's not that they're opposed. They would like to get certain changes. And we'll see if we can take care of that. If you look, the Clintons tried to get it and after years and years they couldn't do it. Obamacare was murder for them to get, and now it's failed. Well, I've done in five months what other people haven't done in years.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill. Look forward to making it really special! Remember, ObamaCare is dead. Well, they're also four good guys, four friends of mine, and I think that they'll probably get there. We'll have to see.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Senate Republicans with this bill are proposing to defund Planned Parenthood, to drastically slash Medicaid, which helps middle class families with loved ones in a nursing home, and sends those dollars to the very richest people in America.feedback

Ted Cruz

This current draft doesn't get the job done. But I believe we can get to yes.feedback

Stephen Ondra

This is a crisis that has been created by uncertainty and proposed legislation, not a failure of the ACA markets.feedback

Ted Cruz

This current draft doesn't get the job done [nor does] nearly enough to lower the cost of premiums.feedback

Robert Laszewski

The penultimate question is this. Will the Medicaid rollback be enough to keep the most conservative Republican Senators onboard in the face of a truly 'Obamacare lite' approach to the individual market while not pushing the moderates off the bill – particularly Republican Senators from Medicaid expansion states?feedback

Robert Laszewski

If this isn't enough, just what would these moderate and conservative Senators expect to get.feedback

Amanda Starc

This puts a lot of things in place that should make insurers more comfortable about the exchange business. It may create other problems, but fixes that.feedback

Daniel Steingart

Transitioning federal Medicaid payments to a per-capita, or block grant system, and freezing Medicaid expansion would reduce the number of people with insurance and increase hospitals' exposure to bad debt and uncompensated care cost.feedback

Amanda Starc

This bill, ultimately at the end of the day, will result in tens of millions of Americans who will not have health insurance.feedback

Sheryl Skolnick - Mizuho Securities

You preserve Medicaid until 2021... and that's good for the hospitals – it retains the status quo. It's good for the managed care plans that have Medicaid contracts. Nobody in the market cares what's going to happen seven years from now. It's a lot more clever than the House Bill. The House Bill was sort of brute force. This has a lot of interesting subtleties. Politically, it's much more masterful. The (Medicaid) cuts will be bigger… that's not a positive.feedback

Ana Gupte - Leerink Research

The Senate bill also repeals all Obamacare industry fees and taxes consistent with the House bill which has been a concern and is a positive for the Managed Care and MedTech names.feedback

Michael Newshel

The near-term aid for the individual market and longer phase-out of Medicaid expansion support the shorter-term outlook and raise the possibility that the most significant coverage cuts may never go into effect post the 2020 election even if repeal is passed now.feedback

Deep Banerjee - S&P Global

States will look to manage Medicaid more… so insurance companies will continue to play a pretty important role.feedback

Rebecca Owen - Society Of Actuaries

The elimination of the individual mandate will create the potential for anti-selection in the individual market. Actuaries will be watching this closely to determine the financial impact, as well as the implications for overall medical risk in the marketplace.feedback

Donald J. Trump

ObamaCare is dead and we're putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated. We will hopefully get something done, and it will be something with heart and very meaningful.feedback

Chris Coons

Look, it's hard for me to believe that for something as important as a bill that would remake health care for hundreds of millions of people, that they're holding no hearings. There's a reason that President Trump called the House version of Obamacare repeal 'mean.' It's because it cuts Medicaid by too much, and it cuts Medicare by too much just to fund a tax cut. I think there's a real reason that the Republican leadership here in the Senate is hiding this bill even from its own members.feedback

Shandon Fowler

These changes are welcomed by employers. Overall, they give employers more flexibility to drive employees to make the best choices for themselves and their families.feedback

Barack Obama

Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation. So I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win, that there's a reason we all chose to serve in the first place, and that hopefully, it's to make people's lives better, not worse.feedback

Bruce D. Broussard - Humana

If we were to evaluate a transaction, we would do so under the old environment, because we know that.feedback

Bruce D. Broussard - Humana

This is just not a business that we will be good at. No matter what they do in Washington, we are not going to go back in. And we've had a lot of people ask us from Washington D.C. if we would go back in and we've said no, it's not there.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly. My decision about how long I stay is not up to them. I believe one of the reasons they did it is I'm an effective leader. We passed the Affordable Care Act, we passed Dodd-Frank. Because it's a classic Republican line. The fact is that when we need to redistrict our country so when we get the majority of the votes in the country, it is reflected as the majority of the votes in the congress.feedback

Barack Obama

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions.feedback

Mitch McConnell

It's time to act because ObamaCare is a direct attack on the middle class and American families deserve better than it's failing status quo. They deserve better care. That's just what we're going to continue to work to bring them.feedback

Leslie Dach

Senate Republicans promised to start over and write a plan that improves people's health care. Instead they doubled down on the failed House repeal approach that puts everyone's health care last, and tax breaks for the wealthy first. The heartless Senate health care repeal bill makes health care worse for everyone – it raises costs, cuts coverage, weakens protections an dcuts even more from Medicaid than the mean House bill. They wrote their plan in secret and are rushing forward with a vote next week because they know how much harm their bill does to millions of people.feedback

Mitch McConnell

When legislation does come to the floor, it will present Senate Democrats with another opportunity to do what's right for the American people. They can choose to keep standing by as their failing law continues to collapse and hurt more Americans, but I hope they will join with us instead. Either way, we have to act. Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo – they deserve better care. That's just what we're going to continue working to bring them.feedback

Orrin Hatch

I don't know that there's going to be another hearing, but we've invited you to participate and give your ideas ….feedback

Rand Paul

My main concern is I promised voters that I would repeal – vote to repeal Obamacare. And everything I hear sounds like Obamacare-lite. It may well be that prices don't come down at all.feedback

Dean Heller

At first glance, I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid. I will read it, share it with Governor Sandoval, and continue to listen to Nevadans to determine the bill's impact on our state. I will also post it to my website so that any Nevadans who wish to review it can do so. As I have consistently stated, if the bill is good for Nevada, I'll vote for it and if it's not – I won't.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We believe we can do better than the Obamacare status quo, and we fully intend to do so.feedback

Michael Needham

It is clear that significant portions of the Republican Party have no intention of actually repealing Obamacare despite campaigning on that objective for years. Conservatives will evaluate legislative language when it becomes available, looking particularly at whether the legislation empowers states to get out of the onerous insurance mandates imposed by Obamacare, maintains and improves the House's Medicaid reforms, and repeals Obamacare's stifling taxes.feedback

Devon Kearns

Our team will be working fast to analyze the discussion draft and will have a few analyses out in the hours after the draft is public.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

That uncertainty was created by the Republicans that didn't exist under President Obama. (They) are going to hold the bag for a lot of people losing insurance and they will blame this administration.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

But reform is different than repeal. And it's much different than throwing 23 million people off of insurance and off of Medicaid as the Republican plan appears to be doing.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

The problem is a lot of this uncertainty makes insurance companies nervous. When insurance companies are nervous, they do two things: they exit markets and they raise premiums. That's exactly what you're seeing.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

The president is very agitated about this and yet the Republicans didn't begin there, which is very, very surprising. It was a place where we could've gotten a landmark agreement and a lot of consensus.feedback

Ezekiel Emanuel

This (Republican-led) bill does nothing about affordability – and that's the shock.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think and I hope, I can't guarantee anything, but I hope we're gonna surprise you with a really good plan. I've been talking about a plan with heart. I said, add some money to it!' A plan with heart. If we went and got the single greatest healthcare plan in the history of the world, we would not get one Democrat vote. Because they're obstructionists. If we came to you and said 'Here's your plan, you're gonna have the greatest plan in history, and you're gonna pay nothing,' they'd vote against it. But ObamaCare is dead.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different Members, who represent so many different constituents, who are facing so many different challenges. Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo – they deserve better care. That's just what we're going to continue working to bring them.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I regret that our Democratic friends made clear early on that they did not want to work with us in a serious way to address the ObamaCare status quo. But Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act and we are for our constituents, our states, and our country.feedback

Rand Paul

My main concern is I promised voters that I would repeal Obamcare and everything I hear sounds like Obamacare light. I'm still hoping we reach impasse and we actually go back to the idea we originally started with which was repealing Obamacare.feedback

David M. Cordani - CIGNA

We have worked very hard to be part of the solution here even in the face of a lot of withdrawals in the marketplace. We've stayed in in a focused way. If you get the right collaborative relationships up and running with physician groups and hospital groups like we have in Missouri, you can generate a better result, not a stellar result, but a better result.feedback

Larry Levitt

There is no question that Anthem has soured on the marketplace, given underlying instability and the tremendous uncertainty stoked by the Trump administration and the health-care debate in Congress. Assuming other insurers in Indiana and Wisconsin stick around, there will still be at least one insurer in all counties in these states.feedback

David M. Cordani - CIGNA

It's clear the legislation needs to evolve. And what we have been able to prove is that if you can engage individuals into health care, and, very importantly, connect with... physicians and professionals and better quality health care, then good things happen.feedback

John McCain

No, nor have I met any American that has. I'm sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it.feedback

Leslie Porras - Anthem Inc.

Today, planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating individual market, as well as continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance, including cost sharing reduction subsidies and the restoration of taxes on fully insured coverage.feedback

John Arensmeyer - Small Business

They're looking at it in terms of how it impacts their lives. Before the ACA, if you wanted to start a business, you had to weigh that against the question of where you were going to get health care. That fundamental concern is the biggest single reason why the ACA really has helped small business and why small-business owners who are now dependent upon the marketplaces for coverage are scared to death that it might go away.feedback

John Arensmeyer - Small Business

I think early on, small-business owners were skeptical about how much the law could really help them, especially since there was so much political noise. It's not that their needs or the feelings about their needs have changed. It's that they've seen how the ACA can help them, and it's made people realize, This can actually work. I don't want to lose this.feedback

Kris Kleindienst

Deductibles were so high that most of us avoided seeking regular preventive care, let alone treatment. The fact is, we did not think we could afford health insurance, but we tried to keep at least the catastrophic coverage. Our wages, including owners', were low. We sweated everything and put off repairs and expansion plans because we couldn't afford them.feedback

John Naylor

When the federal government set out certain rules, our expectations are that these rules are followed.feedback

John Naylor

So as we look at the pricing, we need to know are those rules going to be enforced in 2018.feedback

Sean Spicer

I don't know where we are in terms of final plans. The president clearly wants a bill that heart in it.feedback

Sean Spicer

I know the president has been on the phone extensively with the leader and with key senators, so I don't know if he's seen the legislation or not, but I know that they've been working extremely hard and the president has been giving his input and his ideas, feedback to them, and he's very excited about where this thing is headed.feedback

Bob Corker

You know, I'm going to vote for this bill or vote against this bill ... based on how it affects people in Tennessee and actually how it affects our nation.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I expect to have a discussion draft on Thursday, and we will go to the bill obviously once we get a CBO score -- likely next week. Oh, they'll have plenty of time.feedback

John Thune

It's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare experiment.feedback

Susan Collins

It's clear from the outline that I have seen of the Senate's – where there were a lot of question marks, so they'll be filled in – it's quite different from the House bill, and I think that's a good thing.feedback

Ted Cruz

We're not there yet, and we've got to get it right.feedback

Shelley Moore Capito

Unless I'm confident we can do that, I don't know how we can move forward in good conscience.feedback

Bob Corker

I would have liked, as you already know, for this to be a more open process and to have committee hearings, but that's not what we're doing. At the end of the day, that doesn't preclude my responsibilities as a senator to either vote yes or no based on the substance that's in it. I certainly look forward to diving into that substance. It's a very awkward process, at best … I'd rather have the input as we move along than a bill be produced and all of a sudden, it's the product, and then everybody opines.feedback

Mike Pence

We're going to pass the largest tax cut since the days of Ronald Reagan, and we're going to do it this year. Discussions will continue. Details are being worked out. But I can assure you with your support, and the support of our leaders in Congress, we will get tax cuts done and we will get them done this year.feedback

Mitch McConnell

This long-term Obamacare trend is not sustainable. We have to act. And we are.feedback

Mike Pence

Today, I want to assure you – before this summer is over, working with the leaders in the Congress even as we speak, President Donald Trump and this Congress will keep their promise to the American people, and we will repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security. Their ObamaCare is dead. Vote now for Karen H.feedback

Kim Monk - Capital Alpha Partners

All these groups have things that they want. They're all similarly motivated in that it's not just about the [Affordable Care Act]. They know they have a few years ahead of issues they have to navigate.feedback

Kim Monk - Capital Alpha Partners

Pharma is hugely interested in tax reform. That's way more impactful to them than whatever happens with AHCA.feedback

Kim Monk - Capital Alpha Partners

It's not all-out warfare. Republicans are going to be around for a while, and they tend to be your allies on really important things.feedback

Ron Wyden

The point was to say that the states, the laboratories of democracy, would have an opportunity to show that they could do better than the Affordable Care Act.feedback

John Kasich

You cannot write major legislation with one party, it doesn't work. Obama tried it, Obamacare is, you know, under fire every day. If Republicans do it, and they do it alone, it isn't going to last.feedback

John Naylor

We didn't go into a community assuming we'd be there for a year and out. With Medica, and our social mission, we are making a long-term commitment to these communities. Our intent is to be in Iowa… We want to help the individuals, the farmers, the small business owners in Iowa. But until we have clarity on rules, we will not make a final call until we have that.feedback

John Naylor

When the federal government set out certain rules, our expectations are that these rules are followed. So as we look at pricing we need to know are those rules going to be enforced in 2018.feedback

Oliver Wyman

If payers do not gain clarity on funding of CSR payments soon, they will have to build that cost into their premiums.feedback

Edward J. Markey

Think of every Trump tweet as an attempt to get the media to not cover the destruction of the Affordable Care Act. That's what's going on.feedback

Joseph R. Swedish - Anthem Inc.

We've also said that it's possible without the right kinds of changes with respect to funding levels and other regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act that we may have to exit certain markets because those markets are not sustainable. Adjustments have not occurred and certain decisions have not been made to further strengthen or stabilize that marketplace. ... [W]e've come to sort of a fork in the road in terms of our inability to service our communities.feedback

Joseph R. Swedish - Anthem Inc.

Fixing the individual market, fixing the Affordable Care Act and possibly getting to some new model of delivery for the individual marketplace will evolve so that sustainability is created.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Think of me with a Rubik's cube, sitting there trying to think about what combination will get you to 50.feedback

John Thune

I think most of the taxes are going to go away. Our members are still having a conversation about if we want to make changes that are in the end going to require some additional revenue.feedback

Mike Pence

Now I know this room is filled with men and women who care deeply about bringing high-quality health care to every American. Rest assured, Donald Trump wants the exact same thing.feedback

Julie Rovner

There were hundreds of hearings and markups that lasted days – or in the case of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, months.feedback

Cliff Hoskins

It's going to at least take half, if not all, of my Social Security. If I had to pay the full amount, that would not be good. That would put you back in poverty.feedback

Michelle Morrison

We don't really know what to do right now. Should we start pressuring his doctors to do a surgery now so he can get it in time? That doesn't feel right. Insurance is supposed to cover things that you can't anticipate – and for us, this is one of them.feedback

Julie Rovner

The extreme secrecy is a situation without precedent, at least in creating health care law.feedback

Mercedes Ibarra

Within that year, the Affordable Care Act totally saved my life. It's a huge difference and it's a lifesaving difference because… if I didn't have access to health care right now, I wouldn't be able to do the things I do.feedback

Mercedes Ibarra

My specialist – who I do have to see once a month – my rheumatologist… before the subsidy (was a) $75 co-pay. And I'm now paying $16 when I see her.feedback

Tim Kaine

The individual market, if you're not buying through an employer–even if you do get a subsidy–is pretty unstable. I do think some legislative fixes would really send signals to the American public, as well as the stakeholders, that we're serious about finding improvements.feedback

Patty Murray

We're not in the majority right now, and our whole focus right now is to keep them from sending us back to a time when insurance companies could sell plans that provided nothing and people found themselves just in a terrible bind.feedback

David Cicilline

We've never heard from the president again on this issue.feedback

Tim Kaine

That's something that should have some bipartisan appeal.feedback

Frank Pallone

We have to make sure that the tax credits or subsidies make insurance affordable.feedback

John Yarmuth

There's a very good chance that it's sustainable if you just do those things. I don't think it's necessary.feedback

Tim Scott

There's no question that the current debate is not centered on eliminating all the taxes in Obamacare right now.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere. ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!feedback

John Barrasso

They were saying, Look, we've got a big debt in this country and we realize the day is going to come when Washington isn't able to meet all of these Obamacare promises.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Millions of American families – and I mean millions – continue to suffer from Obamacare while congressional Democrats obstruct our efforts to rescue them. And I'll tell you, that's exactly what's happening. The Democrats have let you down big-league. No matter how good it is, we will get no obstructionist Democrat votes. If it's the greatest healthcare plan ever devised, we will get zero votes by the obstructionists, the Democrats.feedback

Laura Speer - Annie E. Casey Foundation

If your kids get sick and if you don't have health insurance, being able to pay those bills, particularly if you're in a low-wage job, it becomes devastating for families.feedback

Laura Speer - Annie E. Casey Foundation

Since the ACA was in place, the rates of uninsured kids have gone down even more. What most people have seen is that ... when parents have access to health insurance that kids are more likely to have health insurance.feedback

Shelly Moore Capito

Nothing's been nailed down on that, so everything's still on the table.feedback