With the Senate already having launched the process of repealing Obamacare when, as reported yesterday, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi released a 2017 budget resolution setting up the process to partially repeal Obamacare early in Donald Trump’s administration, on Wednesday vice president-elect Mike Pence met with Republican congressional leaders to plot the strategy of how to repeal Obama’s signature healthcare law.
Speaking to House republicans, Pence said Trump plans to take executive actions to start unwinding ObamaCare on day one: “Our first order of business will be to repeal and replace ObamaCare,” Pence told reporters, adding the process would begin “day one.”
“The speaker of the house used the word ‘stable,’ and we will do that,” Pence said at a news conference after a private meeting Wednesday with House Republicans. There’s a “broad range of idea on how to do this,” he said, without giving details of what a replacement might look like.
The VP-elect added that “it will be an orderly transition to something better…using executive authority to ensure it’s an orderly transition. We’re working now on a series of executive orders that will enable that orderly transition to take place even as Congress appropriately debates alternatives to and replacements for ObamaCare.”…[read more]
lhwm notes: While this is happening this is what Obama is doing: