- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sen. Chris Coons said Wednesday that President Trump called the Republican Party “the party of health care,” but it’s really the “party of taking health care away.”

“That’s really a striking assertion on the part of President Trump that the Republican Party is now going to be ‘party of health care.’ I’d say with his leadership, it will be the party of taking health care away,” the Delaware Democrat said on CNN’s “New Day” show.

The senator also said he doesn’t “think Americans want to go back to the day of trapdoor health care policies” and said it’s “hard to find bipartisan partners who want to improve the Affordable Care Act” instead of removing it entirely.

The Trump administration said Monday the entire ACA, also known as “Obamacare,” is unconstitutional, due to Congress’ decision to gut the “individual mandate” to hold insurance. Previously, they had only argued that consumer protections for those with pre-existing conditions should fall because of the tweaks.

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