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Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The E.U. is very protectionist with the U.S. STOP! ObamaCare is torturing the American People.The Democrats have fooled the people long enough. Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have pen in hand.feedback
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NEW Jul 25 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Obamacare. 328 people are quoted and you can read 778 citations of them about Obamacare. Donald J. Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Donald J. Trump said: “Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The E.U. is very protectionist with the U.S. STOP! ObamaCare is torturing the American People.The Democrats have fooled the people long enough. Repeal or Repeal & Replace! I have pen in hand.”.
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Donald J. Trump

Hopefully he's going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare. By the way, you gonna get the votes? He better get 'em. Otherwise, I'll say: Tom, you're fired. You better get Sen. Capito to vote for it. You gotta get the other senators to vote for it. It's time.feedback

Rodrigo Catril - National Australia Bank

Opening the debate on repealing and replacing the Obamacare bill could be a positive for the U.S. dollar as it would improve the prospect for the Trump administration to get its infrastructure spending and tax reform agenda back on track.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The first vote we will take soon is on whether or not to have the debate. ... I know many of us have waited literally years for this moment to finally arrive and at long last it has. I would urge every colleague to join me.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand! Obamacare is death. It's broken, it's collapsing, it's gone. And now it's up to us to get great healthcare for the American people.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We're going to vote on a motion to proceed to the bill next week.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They run out and say, Death, death, death. Well, Obamacare is death. That's the one that's death. Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The question for every senator, Democrat or Republican, is whether they will side with Obamacare's architects, which have been so destructive to our country, or with its forgotten victims. Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the Obamacare nightmare, which is what it is.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand! My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!feedback

Donald J. Trump

For the last 7 years Republicans have been united in standing up for Obamacare's victims. Remember 'repeal and replace, repeal and replace' ... We, as a party, must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace ... But so far Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare. They now have a chance to hopefully, hopefully fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time. The Senate is very close to the votes it needs to pass a replacement.feedback

Donald J. Trump

[Democrats] run out. They say 'Death, death, death.' Well, Obamacare is death. That's the one that's death, and besides that it's failing. So you won't have it anyway.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Every pledge that Washington Democrats pledged to pass that bill turned out to be a lie. It was a big fat ugly lie.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The American people have waited long enough. Now is the time for action. Republicans have a last chance to do the right thing on Repeal & Replace after years of talking & campaigning on it.feedback

Rand Paul

What are we opening debate to? Last week, Senate leadership said it would be a clean repeal ... and I think that's a good idea. The other alternative is the Senate leadership bill that doesn't repeal Obamacare, is Obamacare light and is loaded with pork. ... I'm not for that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're not going to own it – I'm not going to own it – I can tell you, the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us, and they're going to say, How do we fix it? We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace ... I'll sign it. If Republicans don't Repeal and Replace the disastrous ObamaCare, the repercussions will be far greater than any of them understand!feedback

Mitch McConnell

There is a large majority in our Conference that want to demonstrate to the American people that they intend to keep the commitment they made in four straight elections to repeal Obamacare. I think we all agree it's better to both repeal and replace. But we could have a vote on either. And if we end up voting on repeal-only, it will be fully amendable on the Senate floor.feedback

John Thune

It's voting to get on the bill, it's voting to debate. We can't change the status quo ... unless we get on the bill and the vote will be at some point this week. It's not. It is a vote, I think, for the status quo. What will happen if and when that were to occur is we'll go back to the drawing board and we'll get a bill up. We are going to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, it's not a question of if, it's a question of when.feedback

Charlie Dent

It's a problem we've had as a party for some time. We saw this going back to the shutdown. One year it was defunding Obamacare, the other it was Planned Parenthood, now it will be the border wall. Somebody will find a reason to say we can't fund the government unless we get 'x'. Someone always finds an issue.feedback

Jack Mozloom

Small-business owners are deeply disappointed. The high cost of health care has been the No. 1 concern for small-business owners for more than three decades. Obamacare made that problem worse, driving up costs and shrinking choices. The Senate had a chance to address the problem, and they blew it.feedback

Joseph F. Smiddy

The people of this area have been told by the politicians and President Trump that coal is coming back. They believe that. They've been told that Obamacare is no good. They believe that. They believe that Trump's going to bring them TrumpCare.feedback

John Barrasso

Well, it's a vote, a motion to proceed to the bill that passed the House. That then comes to the Senate, and then we can vote, once we get on that bill, to amend it in various ways. And lots of members have different ideas on how it should be best amended to replace what is really a failing Obama healthcare plan.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Republican senators must step up to the plate and, after seven years, vote to repeal and replace. Next, tax reform and infrastructure. WIN. Obamacare is dead and the Democrats are obstructionists, no ideas or votes, only obstruction. It is solely up to the 52 Republican senators!feedback

Anthony Scaramucci

He basically wants to repeal and replace Obamacare. He knows that's the best thing for the American people. It turns out that he may not be able to get that done with a recalcitrant Congress.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The president is committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare. Inaction is not an option and the president was making that clear yesterday and speaking not just to the people in the room but to the American people.feedback

Anthony Kennedy

You don't have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you …[or] Obamacare.feedback

Anita Cameron

They want to get rid of Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act to do away with any legacy Obama has had. They want to erase the good works he's done from the record.feedback

Tom McClintock

We'd better be sure that we're prepared to live with the market we've created … That's going to be called Trumpcare. Republicans will own that lock, stock, and barrel, and we'll be judged in the election less than two years away.feedback

Tom MacArthur

We're telling those people that we're not going to pull the rug out from under them, and if we do this too fast, we are in fact going to pull the rug out from under them.feedback

Donald Trump Jr.

As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned! Let Obamacare fail and it will be a lot easier. And I think we're probably in that position where we'll let Obamacare fail. We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We pay hundreds of millions of dollars a month in subsidy … and when those payments stop, it stops immediately. It doesn't take two years, three years, one year – it stops immediately.feedback

James Madara

Each bill results in millions more Americans without health insurance coverage, weakened markets, less access to affordable coverage and care, and the undermining of funding for state Medicaid programs.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Any senator who doesn't vote to open debate is really saying they're okay with Obamacare. We shouldn't leave town until this is complete, until this bill is on my desk and until we all go over to the Oval Office, I'll sign it and we can celebrate with the American people.feedback

Shelley Moore Capito

I'm glad @POTUS agrees that we cannot move to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan that addresses the needs of West Virginians.feedback

James Pethokoukis

They were already having trouble coming up with 50 votes and now that just got a lot harder. At this point, I think the most likely scenario is they don't have enough votes for either and Obamacare stays.feedback

Pat Roberts

This is more than just a health care debate. It really means, can we come together as a conference, can we come together as a Republican Party, can we come together on a signature piece of legislation we've talked about for seven years? If we don't, I think it's pretty clear the political consequences are staring us right in the face.feedback

Ken Cuccinelli

This has been the number one issue for conservative grass roots for seven years and then some. This is a vote a whole election can turn on. If we can recruit good conservative challengers to these ObamaCare Republicans, we will challenge them.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I've been here just six months. I'm ready to act. I have a pen in hand. Believe me, I'm sitting in that office. … You never had that before. You know for seven years, you had an easy route. We'll repeal, we'll replace, and he (Obama) is never going to sign it. But I'm signing it, so it's a little bit different. But I'm ready to act.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Dealing with this issue is what's right for the country. The fight to move beyond the status quo of Obamacare was certainly never going to be easy. But we've come a long way, and I look forward to continuing our work together to finally bring relief.feedback

Chris Borick

We've polled this issue really heavily for six years. Like many places, Obamacare has reached its zenith in popularity in the commonwealth [of Pennsylvania]. It's never been more popular, and the congressional proposals were very unpopular. That remains a vexing issue for Republicans. And a vexing issue for the president. Talk about issues that could be incredibly damaging, there's a point where people will see in the next two years what kind of effect those changes or lack of changes have.feedback

Glenn Thompson

The ship is sinking under the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. You can't walk the plank on a sinking ship.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He wants to remain a senator, doesn't he? Obamacare was a big lie - You can keep your doctor, lie. You can keep your plan, lie. It was a lie, directly from the president.feedback

John Thune

It is ... sort of revived. I think we don't have any delusions about the fact that this is going to be very hard and we still have members who are not there yet.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The gap has been closed in terms of member objections but we aren't there yet. The current McConnell bill is much better than Obamacare.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's frankly crushing our country. Being OK with Obamacare isn't an option for another reason. Because it's gone. It's failed. It's not going to be around.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We are in this room to deliver on our promise. Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he?feedback

Marco Rubio

Well, I just want to be fair to the president, he was told by numerous people let the Senate work it out and then, you know, you can come in at the end and help to close it, and he followed that advice and it didn't work out.feedback

Mike Rounds

I think there's a farily large group of us who still don't want to give up on making the reforms. I think walking away is a mistake.feedback

Valcee Cox - Big Spring

Since we are a nation that's founded on compromise, I don't see why we can't compromise on this.feedback

Mitch McConnell

It's pretty obvious we've had difficulty in getting 50 votes to proceed. But what I want to disabuse any of you of is the notion that we will not have that vote next week. We're going to vote on the motion to proceed to the bill next week.feedback

John Cornyn

Democrats are strongly committed to Obamacare and are unwilling to admit structural problems, which create the problems we are having in the individual market today. But we'll do the best we can with the hand we've been dealt.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're in this room today to deliver on our promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and to ensure that they have the healthcare that they need. We have no choice. We have to repeal and replace Obamacare. We can repeal it, but the best is repeal and replace, and let's get going. I intend to keep my promise, and I know you will too.feedback

Tom Wolf

What the president is doing is actually undermining the Affordable Care Act. It's very disingenuous to say, I'm going to sit back and let it fail. By virtue of ... things he has already done and could do in the future, he's actually destroying the Affordable Care Act, he's not just letting it fail. He's taking it to failure.feedback

Lamar Alexander

We all recognized that it's a complex subject and that everybody can't get everything they want in a subject this complex. I hope we succeed because we've got lots of Tennesseans who won't be able to buy insurance next year unless we do.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Inaction is not an option. We shouldn't leave town until this is complete and until we all go over to the Oval Office. I'll sign it and we can celebrate for the American people. I've been here just six months. I'm ready to act. I have pen in hand, believe me, I'm sitting in that office. People are hurting, inaction is not an option, and frankly I don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people great health care.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Republicans said one thing for the last four elections. This is a good time to remind you that when they knew [former president] Barack Obama would veto it, the GOP voted more than 60 times to repeal Obamacare, but now that they can actually do it, they don't have the balls. All of those times they voted, they must have been yanking their own lever. Now when they have a Republican president, they can't get their vote up.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The Obamacare repeal legislation will ensure a stable two-year transition period, which will allow us to wipe the slate clean and start over with real patient-centered health care reform. Now we thankfully have a president in office who will sign it so we should send it to him.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

We don't know what the motion to proceed is for all certainty. ... I think that there's going to be a lot more discussion before there's a motion to proceed.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Republicans are very united like seldom before. The Republicans came together all of a sudden two days ago, and it was like magic. They just came together. They are very, very united. Every group from the Freedom Caucus to the Tuesday Group to every single group.feedback

Eric Bradner

Another potential candidate – state treasurer Jeff DeWit – has had multiple conversations with Trump… Trump was furious at Flake last fall when the Arizona senator called on Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after the emergence of the 'Access Hollywood' tape. He told a small group of Arizona Republicans last fall – including Graham – that he would spend $10 million on defeating Flake in the 2018 Senate primary….feedback

David Weigel - The Washington Post

It's an audacious strategy that flies against current polling and electoral history. It counts on messaging, distracted voters and a built-in electoral advantage to guide the party past the rocks. ….feedback

Rush Limbaugh

Now we find out the Republican caucus in the Senate is infected with essentially leftist members. Collins, Murkowski, Capito – these three female leftists in the Republican caucus are running the Senate, not Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is not running the Senate! These three women are running the Senate. The conservative Republicans in the Senate are not running the Senate. Three liberal women who call themselves Republicans are running the Senate!feedback

Donald J. Trump

You have certain factions. You have the conservative Republicans. You have the moderate Republicans. So you have to get them together, and we need close to a hundred percent. That's a pretty hard thing to get.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position – I tell this to Tom Price all the time–by repealing Obamacare, because people aren't going to see the truly devastating effects of Obamacare.feedback

Eric Bradner

Kelli Ward, who has already launched her campaign, and Robert Graham, a former state GOP chair and Trump adviser who is considering it, both told CNN on Monday they have had multiple conversations with White House officials about opposing Flake in the Senate primary.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I say to the Republicans, if you really want to do politically something good, don't do anything. Sit back for a period of two years, because '17 is going to be a disaster–a disaster!–for Obamacare if we don't do something.feedback

Mitch McConnell

I regret that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failures of Obamacare will not be successful. That doesn't mean we should give up. We will now try a different way to bring the American people relief from Obamacare. I think we owe them at least that much.feedback

David Perdue

We're going to find out if there's hypocrisy in the United States Senate in the next few days, I'm afraid.feedback

Justine Handelman

Our members and all Americans need the certainty and security of knowing coverage will be available and affordable for them. We have consistently urged that there be immediate, certain funding for the cost-sharing reduction programme, which helps those most in need with out-of-pocket costs when they access medical care.feedback

Orrin Hatch

Those who will be interested in moving an insurance bailout later this year should be ready to explain how they want to pay for it.feedback

Patty Murray

We know that's what needs to be done. It would send a very strong message to the market.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The president would not be 'letting Obamacare collapse'. He is actively trying to undermine the health care system in the country, using millions of Americans as political pawns in a cynical game. He wants to throw up his hands rather than roll up his sleeves to work with us and solve the problem. The president is playing a dangerous game with the health care of this country.feedback

Alison Chandra

That felt like getting the wind knocked out of me. SAVED MY LIFE AND SANITY.feedback

Alison Chandra

Just doesn't work for families with medically fragile children like ours.feedback

Trevor Noah

Last night the Senate plan officially collapsed and luckily for republicans, they had parliamentary genius and foreskin impersonator Mitch McConnell in their corner. Republicans have been saying forever that Obamacare is going to fail. It's in a death spiral. But after years of them trying to kill it, it is somehow the only thing that's still around.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we're probably in that position where we'll just let Obamacare fail. We're not going to own it. I'm not going to own it. I can tell you that the Republicans are not going to own it. We'll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us and they're going to say, How do we fix it?feedback

Ted Cruz

We have to honour our promise. For seven years Republicans have told the voters, if you elect us, we'll repeal Obamacare. I think we will look like fools if we can't deliver on that promise.feedback

Robert Blendon

When confronted with millions losing coverage, Americans are more supportive of the principle that the federal government should cover people.feedback

John Kasich

Health care policy is only partisan in the abstract. When you or your loved one is sick and needs care, ideology is irrelevant; getting well is all that matters.feedback

John Boehner

So this is not all that hard to figure out. Except this, in the 25 years I served in the United States Congress, Republicans never, ever, not one time agreed on what a healthcare proposal should look like. Not once.feedback

Rachel Potter

Now that I have a child I'm considering seriously moving back to Florida and giving up my Nashville dreams to work for a corporation. That way I can at least be certain my child and I will have coverage. A LOT MORE DAY-TO-DAY STRESS.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Well, we have a new Supreme Court justice. And we're only six months into this. Last time I looked, Congress goes on for two years, and we'll be moving onto comprehensive tax reform, infrastructure. There's much work left to be done.feedback

Dick Durbin

The Republicans have to understand that if they're going to try to starve out the Affordable Care Act, they're responsible for the outcome. We'd rather work with them to solidify this system.feedback

Michael Steel

I actually think the House Members may be in a better spot if the Senate fails to act. They have kept their promise to repeal Obamacare, but can't be blamed for unpopular future problems in the health care system.feedback

William Herkelrath - TIM Group

For the last 3-4 months the story on health care has been very positive. We haven't seen any ebbs and flows as political moments happen.feedback

Michael Newshel

The big (insurers) were generally insulated from coverage effects of repeal but would have benefited from health insurer fee repeal. Humana, in particular, had earnings upside from the health insurance fee repeal… and so is underperforming today.feedback

James Gelfand

It's creating a giant risk that members of Congress will create a new tax in employer-sponsored health insurance benefits. We are extremely vulnerable heading into tax reform.feedback

Stephen J. Hemsley - UnitedHealth Group

The return of the insurance fee will be the single largest headwind in 2018.feedback

William Herkelrath - TIM Group

All the comments are based on fundamentals – that near-term earnings are going to be strong. Whatever happens is going to take a long time to play out.feedback

Rand Paul

I think at lunch we had a healthy discussion. That discussion was whether to move forward on repealing Obamacare. All of us promised that we would repeal Obamacare, and the discussion was whether or not to move forward to a vote on that.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Sometime in the near future we will have a vote on repealing Obamacare, and it is potentially the same vote that we had in 2015. I would remind everyone that in that proposal, there's a two-year delay ... which would give us the opportunity to work out a complete replacement on a bipartisan basis, with our Democratic friends. That's the vote I think we're very likely to have, in the very near future.feedback

Lisa Kopp - U.S. Bank Wealth Management

The healthcare bill not coming through raises some continued concerns about the ability of Washington to push through favorable fiscal policies. With valuation where they are, it is really important for earnings to come through for the market to retain their momentum and push upwards.feedback

Kathleen Parker

The same reason that Obamacare was so difficult to craft.feedback

Scott DesJarlais

This is something the president has never done before. He's learning that Washington is different than running Trump enterprises.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we don't repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever. It's one of the single most important reasons why we must win on Nov. 8th. We must win.feedback

Shelley Moore Capito

As I have said before, I did not come to Washington to hurt people. For months, I have expressed reservations about the direction of the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. I have serious concerns about how we continue to provide affordable care to those who have benefited from West Virginia's decision to expand Medicaid, especially in light of the growing opioid crisis. All of the Senate health care discussion drafts have failed to address these concerns adequately.feedback

Rob Portman

I'll have to look and see what the so-called repeal bill entails, but if it is a bill that simply repeals, I believe that will add to more uncertainty, and the potential for Ohioans to pay even higher premiums, higher deductibles. So we'll have to see. Obviously, we would look for a CBO analysis of that to see what it involves in terms of not just premiums and deductibles, but also coverage. I'll take a look at it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

And in this case, think of it: so many good things, we didn't get one vote and their plan has failed.feedback

Paul Ryan

They don't want to get us off of the Obamacare train; they want to double-down on a failed system that is in the middle of a collapse. Ultimately, it's very clear that they're more interested a single-payer system which means government-run health care. Government-run health care is not in our nation's interest.feedback

Donald J. Trump


Susan Collins

I do not support the new plan. A better approach would be...to begin hearings focused on the problems in the ACA, and let's try to get bipartisan support to fix those egregious flaws.feedback

Luther Strange

I'm happy that we're getting a chance to repeal, and replace, go back to the 2015 bill.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I think the thing that's dead here is Obamacare. You're speaking as if this is over and done and it certainly isn't.feedback

Oliver Wyman

If an insurer submits a rate increase of 30%, two thirds of that increase will be attributable to the CSR and individual mandate uncertainty.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We had no Democrat support, which is really, you know, something that should be said. It was a great plan for a lot of people. We had no Democrats aboard. It would be nice to have Democrat support, but really they're obstructionists. They have no ideas, they have no thought process. All they want to do is obstruct government, and obstruct period. Isn't just failing, it's failed.feedback

Susan Collins

I'm going to oppose the motion to proceed. I voted against this approach in 2015 and I do not think it's going to be constructive to repeal a law that at this point is so interwoven within our healthcare system and then hope over the next two years we will come up with some kind of a replacement. I think that would create great anxiety for individuals who rely on the ACA, I believe it would cause the insurance markets to go into turmoil.feedback

Ron Johnson

Many of us, one of the main reasons we are willing to support a bill that doesn't even come close to repealing Obamacare … was because at least we were devolving the management back to the states, and putting some level of sustainability into an unsustainable entitlement program. If our leader is basically saying don't worry about it, we've designed it so that those reforms will never take effect, first of all, that's a pretty significant breach of trust, and why support the bill then?feedback

Mitch McConnell

We worked hard to provide them with a better way, we did so in the knowledge that this task would not be easy, we understood it would not come quickly. But we knew it was the right thing to do so we pushed forward anyway. I believe we must continue to push forward now. That doesn't mean we should give up. We will now try a different way to bring the American people relief from Obamcare, I think we owe them that much. The Senate will take up and vote on a repeal of Obamacare combined with a stable two-year transition period as we work toward patient-centered health care.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Well, we have a new Supreme Court justice. We have 14 repeals of regulation and we're only six months into it – the last time I looked, Congress goes on for two years. We'll be moving on to comprehensive tax reform and infrastructure. There is much work left to be done for the American people and we're ready to tackle it.feedback

David Weigel - The Washington Post
Perry Stein

The alliance between elected Democrats and protest groups, fragile just a few months ago, has strengthened even as protests have become more disruptive.feedback

Mike Murphy

Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and if a repeal vote fails, McConnell would be left with few options. One of those options would be something many hard-line Republicans seem loathe to consider: Working with Democrats. … As outlandish as that plan may seem in these bitterly partisan times, it may be one step closer to reality.feedback

Josh Dawsey - Politico

To Trump, the Obamacare fight has always been about scoring a win. He doesn't care nearly as much about the specifics, people close to him say, and hasn't understood why legislators just won't make deals and bring something, anything to his desk.feedback

Jerry Moran

There are serious problems with Obamacare, and my goal remains what it has been for a long time: to repeal and replace it. We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy.feedback

Meredith Kelly

Make no mistake, Paul Ryan can't turn back time and undo the damaging vote he imposed on his conference. House Republicans all own a bill that would strip health care from 23 million Americans and raise costs for millions more, and it will haunt them in 2018.feedback

Stephen Innes

The U.S. health care bill is back in the limelight. This headline has massive implications to amend Obamacare and brings a huge element of doubt over the tax reform. Equity futures are wobbling, the dollar is selling off. Gold has picked up its allure again given the heightened political risk landscape.feedback

Rand Paul

I think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal. And the more that everybody's going to discover that it keeps the fundamental flaw of Obamacare.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'm sitting in the Oval Office, right next door, pen in hand, waiting to sign something and I'll be waiting. And eventually, we're going to get something done and it's gonna be very good. But Obamacare is a big failure. It has to be changed. We have to go to a plan that works. We have to go to a much less expensive plan in terms of premiums. Something will happen and it will be good. It may not be as quick as we had hoped but it is going to happen.feedback

John McCain

One of the major problems with Obamacare was that it was written on a strict party-line basis and driven through Congress without a single Republican vote. As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare's failure. The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.feedback

Tom Cotton

I don't see how any Republican senator who voted just 18 months ago for this very piece of legislation could now flip-flop 18 months on with Obamacare still inflicting so much harm on Americans, and the fact that we campaigned on this for four straight elections.feedback

Susan Collins

The only change that Obamacare made in Medicaid was to give states the option of expanding coverage with increased federal funding. Yet the Senate bill would have cut hundreds of billions of dollars from this program, imposed an entirely new formula and reduced the reimbursement rate below the cost of medical inflation.feedback

Kathy Lien - BK Asset Management

The setback for Trump is a setback for the U.S. dollar. Based upon the failed repeal of Obamacare, I think that really casts doubt on the Trump administration's broader strategies.feedback

Dick Durbin

They seem to have this notion that they can be a majority party, and have control of the White House, and not be responsible for bringing down the health care system. It doesn't work that way.feedback

Mitch McConnell

We will now try a different way to bring the people relief from Obamacare. I think we owe them at least that much. In the coming days, the Senate will take up a vote on a repeal of Obamacare combined with a stable two-year transition period as we work toward patient-centered healthcare.feedback

Roy Blunt

My guess is we're now headed toward normal committee activity, take 60 votes on the floor to try to solve these significant problems one at a time.feedback

David Barbe

The status quo is unacceptable. Near-term action is needed to stabilize the individual/nongroup health insurance marketplace. In the long term, stakeholders and policymakers need to address the unsustainable trends in health care costs while achieving meaningful, affordable coverage for all Americans.feedback

Stephen J. Hemsley - UnitedHealth Group

At this stage in the national conversation, speculation about any outcome here would be just that.feedback

Rich Lowry

If the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare ultimately fails, it will be a lesson in the wages of political bad faith. . . . The effort also suffers from a mismatch between the longtime public posture of Republicans (Obamacare must and will be fully repealed) and their private misgivings (do we really have to do this, even partially?).feedback

Jennifer Rubin

To be clear, the Better Care Reconciliation Act was already at death's door before McCain took ill and before Lee and Moran's announcements. . . . Initially, McConnell may have figured a ridiculously early deadline for a vote in July could have cleared the decks (win or lose), but now he has a ready-made excuse for ditching the whole exercise.feedback

Bernie Sanders

I am delighted to see that the disastrous Republican health care plan will not succeed. The American people want to proceed to health care for all, not see 22 million Americans thrown off of the health care they currently have. This is a great victory for the millions of Americans who stood up and fought back against this dangerous legislation.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We hope John McCain gets better very soon, because we miss him. He's a crusty voice in Washington. Plus we need his vote. It's a very, very hard time they're having with the Obamacare situation. The Republican senators are great people, but they have a lot of different states. Some states need this, some states need that. And when it does happen, that will be a big day in America. Believe me. Big day in America.feedback

Jason Pye

I don't think anybody can honestly call this bill Obamacare repeal. At most it's a Medicaid modernization bill. But he said we're gonna repeal Obamacare 'root and branch'; that was the promise for the better part of a decade. That's not what we're doing here. We're fiddling around the edges.feedback

Rand Paul

I think the longer the bill is out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal, and the more that everybody is going to discover that it keeps the fundamental flaw of Obamacare. It keeps the insurance mandates that cause the prices to rise, which chase young, healthy people out of the marketplace, and leads to what people call adverse selection, where you have a sicker and sicker insurance pool, and the premiums keep rising through the roof.feedback

Mike Pence

I want to challenge each one of you to work together with this administration, to give the American people access to the world-class health care they deserve.feedback

Brian Sandoval

I have to be comfortable that those 210,000 lives are going to continue to enjoy the quality of life and health care that they have right now.feedback

Donald J. Trump

After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised! We are very, very close to ending this health-care nightmare. The only thing more difficult than peace between Israel and the Palestinians is health care.feedback

Mitch McConnell

This is our chance to bring about changes we've been talking about since Obamacare was forced on the American people.feedback

Bill Cassidy

We need a clean repeal and replace of Obamacare. Here’s how we should do it.feedback

Ed Rogers

It is all the rage among Democrats and their allies in the media to talk about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney last year, but in the meantime, congressional Republicans are on the brink of doing something really important, specifically - having a vote that has been seven years in the making to bring an end to the era of Obamacare. The upcoming Senate vote is existential for the Republican Party and keeping our congressional majorities in 2018.feedback

John Kasich

The Senate plan is still unacceptable. Its cuts to Medicaid are too deep and at the same time it fails to give states the ability to innovate in order to cope with those reductions. It also doesn't do enough to stabilize the insurance market, where costs are rising unsustainably and companies are simply dropping coverage. These shortcomings flow from the fact that the Senate plan commits the same error as Obamacare – it's not bipartisan. It fails to bring solutions from both sides to the table that can ensure we aren't simply replacing one divisive plan with another.feedback

Mike Pence

The Senate healthcare bill gives states the freedom to redesign your health insurance markets and most significantly, under this legislation, states across the country will have an unprecedented level of flexibility to reform Medicaid and bring better coverage, better care and better outcomes to the most vulnerable in your states. This is your chance. The Senate healthcare bill restores Medicaid to its original purpose. I really believe, as the president does, that we're saving Medicaid.feedback

Dan Holler

What we're seeing now in this revised bill with this Cruz-type language is that there is going to be more choice and more competition and more options for individuals who are buying on the individual and small-group markets. It's not sufficient to fix everything that Obamacare broke, but it is a step in the right direction.feedback

Ron Johnson

From my standpoint, I would have fully repealed Obamacare and fully replaced it with something that worked a whole lot better. That's not where we're at right now.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The American people deserve better than the pain of Obamacare. They deserve better care. And the time to deliver that to them is next week.feedback

Bob Corker

I don't want to be irreverent, but, you know, people talk about their governors back home, are you kidding me? I mean, if we can't even deal with our governors back home, how will we ever deal with Medicare and Social Security?feedback

Doug Ducey

I do have concerns when Republicans have the House, the Senate, the presidency and 33 governorships across the country if we don't govern. I think it's time to lead and govern.feedback

Terry McAuliffe

He showed true backbone himself in Indiana, when he expanded Medicaid for his citizens.feedback

Bob Corker

Would love for us to send free, unpaid for money back home.feedback

John Bel Edwards

They're not just constituents that he and I have in common; these are the same people that he spent his adult life taking care of and he knows how important it is for them to have meaningful access to quality health care.feedback

Marco Rubio

I just think the tax provisions could ultimately be dealt with in tax reform. I don't support those taxes, I'd like to see them come out, but I think they can come out as part of tax reform it doesn't have to be as part of the Obamacare debate.feedback

Rand Paul

I ran on repealing Obamacare. If it doesn't repeal Obamacare and it creates a giant insurance bailout superfund, I can't be for that.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If you like Obamacare and you want to repair it, you can. If you want to replace it, you can.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't even want to talk about it because I think it would be very bad. I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset. But I'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk. I hope that they do it. They've been promising it for years. They've been promising it ever since Obamacare, which is failed. It's a failed experiment. It is totally gone. It's out of business and we have to get this done. Repeal and replace.feedback

David Kamin

I would welcome the Republicans deciding that they wanted to try to strengthen the tax base and raise money in order to try to protect coverage. I don't see any indication that that's the direction they're going.feedback

Scott Greenberg

Whenever provisions of the tax codes are encouraging individuals and businesses to structure their economic activities in certain ways for a tax purpose, that's obviously an area of concern.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well, I don't even want to talk about it because I think it would be very bad. I will be very angry about it and a lot of people will be very upset. [Obamacare is] out of business and we have to get this done. Repeal and Replace.feedback

Peter Welch

Some Democrats are fearful to talk about what is wrong with [Obamacare] for fear we'll be seen as abandoning it.feedback

Peter Welch

I've got a lot of folks in my district really struggling with some of these problems that we could correct. That's our job. So to not do it, and stand on opposite sides of the line, undercuts our credibility. We're defining the problem and suggesting concrete fixes. I think that is the only way to get credibility.feedback

Kurt Schrader

Hopefully a number of members will petition Pelosi and will petition [House Speaker Paul] Ryan about this. We've got a reasonable solution. I think our leadership is coming around. We've worked with them on the timing of this.feedback

Ami Bera

The mandate may be too hard for the Republicans to swallow.feedback

Kurt Schrader

We need an alternative to the 'just say no' policy that has pervaded Democrats up until now. Let's have that conversation. Let's fix the damn thing and get real.feedback

Tom Price

Washington does not have all the answers when it comes to healthcare. State Innovation Waivers are just one step of many we are taking to inaugurate a new era of state flexibility and innovation in healthcare, and we look forward to more productive work with our state partners.feedback

Susan Collins

I cannot support a bill that is going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance.feedback

Deep Banerjee - S&P Global

If you take the underlying marketplace...and you layer on top of that this great uncertainty, then 2018 increasingly looks like a fairly tough year for insurance companies.feedback

Doug Holtz-Eakin

It would seem like an undesirable outcome for an exercise intended to rescue Obamacare (markets) that are melting down.feedback

Donald J. Trump

SEN. CRUZ: It's crazy to go an August recess without having Obamacare repealed. We should work every day until it is done! I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!feedback

Tom Price

Year after year, insurers are finding Obamacare unworkable and are abandoning it in droves. Barely half the number of issuers who initially filed to sell plans on Healthcare.gov in 2016 want to participate in 2018, and a vast majority of them left before the most recent open enrollment period. Congress must act now to repair the damage Obamacare has inflicted and put in place a patient-centered system that is responsive to the needs of individuals and families, not the demands of Washington.feedback

Dean Heller

This is all about Medicaid expansion. It's going to be very difficult to get me to a yes.feedback

Lisa Murkowski

I want greater access and lower costs. For instance, if you are going to eliminate Medicaid expansion or even if you're going to wind down Medicaid expansion, that's not increasing access.feedback

Rand Paul

If you told me I couldn't repeal everything and some of Obamacare would remain, I would vote for that as an imperfect bill. But I'm not voting for one that has new Republican entitlement programs – like that stabilization fund they're talking about is a Republican entitlement program for a billion-dollar insurance industry.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I think this bill is better than Obamacare. Whether or not we can come together I don't know. Mitch is trying. I would support the proposal before us, but you've got different camps in the Republican Party.feedback

Michael Steel

After years of being focused on opposition to Obamacare and its failures, a lot of Republicans are rusty when it comes to making the case for conservative health care reform.feedback

Donald J. Trump

For years, even as a 'civilian,' I listened as Republicans pushed the Repeal and Replace of ObamaCare. Now they finally have their chance!feedback

Ted Cruz

When it comes to repealing Obamacare, what I think is critical is that Republicans, we've got to honour the promise we made to the voters that millions of Americans are hurting under Obamacare. In my view failure is not an option.feedback

Pat Daugherty

Every Republican in Congress ran on repealing Obamacare. Why do we suddenly have a hard time repealing Obamacare when Republicans are in the majority? I know a lot of conservatives who are more upset with Republicans than with Democrats.feedback

Ted Cruz

We have had – for seven years – we have promised to do that. Repealing Obamacare was the single biggest factor producing a Republican House, a Republican Senate and, I think, ultimately a Republican president.feedback

Mitch McConnell

If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur. No action is not an alternative. We've got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state. I don't know if we get it done or not. is precarious.feedback

Ralph Reed - Faith and Freedom Coalition

Repealing Obamacare was the central and most explicit promise of G.O.P. Senate candidates for eight years. The Senate must act now to repeal Obamacare to keep trust with the American people. To fail to do so will have far-reaching consequences for our health care system, our economy, and at the ballot box in 2018.feedback

Elizabeth Warren

For years now, we have said we need to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act, to Obamacare.feedback

Rob Engstrom - US Chamber of Commerce

I continue to be surprised, though perhaps I shouldn't be, that they keep moving further and further left, especially after getting burned politically by Obamacare for so long. Where are the days where Rahm Emanuel and Howard Dean would come in and find moderate candidates that could actually win in the south and west?feedback

Sean Spicer

When you look at the majority of House Democrats, they support a single-payer, $32 trillion bill backed by Bernie Sanders. We need to accept that Obamacare is dead, we need to understand that the reality is that what the choice is between putting in a system that is affordable and accessible, or a single-payer $32 trillion health-care plan that the majority of House Democrats support.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Obamacare is a disaster. No action is not an option. But what to replace it with is very challenging.feedback

Ted Cruz

Let's talk about Obamacare. You can request it. But I'm gonna decline.feedback

Tim Huelskamp

I think for Senator Moran and others like him, it's not enough to say, Well, I don't like the current bill. Tell me how you're going to get to the point where the bulk of Obamacare is repealed, and when will you get it done? We've waited six months plus seven years, and now it's time to get some action done in the U.S. Senate.feedback

Sabrina Corlette

With the skimpier subsidies, states are going to be under enormous pressure to apply for these waivers.feedback

Jonathan Klonowski - Mergermarket

Political changes always threatens M&A activity and we've seen how more stable situations in Europe can lead to growth in the M&A market. In terms of the U.S., we've seen dealmakers start to hold off as they wait to see how issues such as tax reform and the potential repeal of Obamacare develop.feedback

Tom Price

Absolutely not. The president's held multiple meetings within the White House itself, with physicians, with small-business groups, with other folks who have been harmed by Obamacare, with patients, individual stakeholders from across this land who tell him and have told us repeatedly that the current system is collapsing. And that's what the president talks about.feedback

Bill Cassidy

If you wish to chant and stop others from being able to speak or be heard, that is not civil.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

These are not cuts to Medicaid. … This slows the rate for the future and it allows governors more flexibility with Medicaid dollars because they're closest to the people in need.feedback