“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? How do we fix it?’ Or, ‘How do we come up with a new plan?'”
The quote above was said in November 2017 – right after Trump’s plan of repealing Obamacare failed.
Throughout the past year, the House of Representatives tried to pass a bill two times… and the bill was later abandoned by the Senate.
Congressional Republicans also placed a stick of Obamacare dynamite in the tax bill the passed in December, repealing the requirement that all Americans buy health insurance as of January 2019. The move could lead healthier Americans to forego insurance until they get sick, driving up premiums.
While repealing Obamacare may be work in progress, replacing it still has a long way to go.