How Fast Could GOP Congress Get Obamacare Repeal To Trump’s Desk?

House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is part of the Republican leadership working to repeal the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible in January.

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House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is part of the Republican leadership working to repeal the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible in January.

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Republicans in Congress are so eager to repeal the Affordable Care Act that some have vowed to get a bill to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk on the day he takes the oath of office.

“We will move right after the first of the year on an Obamacare repeal resolution,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters at a news conference Monday.

But could lawmakers introduce and pass a repeal measure in the 17 days between Jan. 3, when they convene, and Inauguration Day, Jan. 20?

Not likely, say budget specialists.

“No way. I just don’t think it’s possible,” says G. William Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/14/505439759/how-fast-could-gop-congress-get-obamacare-repeal-to-trump-s-desk?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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