2019-03-27

WASHINGTON – Endorsing the idea that the courts should strike down all of the former president Barack Obama’s health care law
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and the Republicans will embrace the issue ahead of next year’s elections.

“The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care – you watch,” Trump told reporters after the Justice Department asked an appeals court to uphold a Texas judge’s decision to invalidate the entire law known as “Obamacare.”

Trump tweeted a similar sentiment just minutes before a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Democrats said the health care issue helped them reclaim the U.S. House in last year’s congressional elections, and it will help them win back the presidency next year – especially if the Obama health care law is struck down.

“Republicans thought they had put a scab on their self-inflicted health care wounds from 2018, but Donald Trump just ripped off the band-aid again by going to court to try and overturn it,” said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/26/donald-trump-gop-party-health-care/3277896002/