While the American Health Care Act failed to make it through Congress, President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) seem to have more tricks up their sleeve when it comes to fulfilling the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Trump and Paul discussed the matter over the weekend while enjoying a game of golf that was also joined by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Talking to reporters after the game, Paul expressed renewed optimism that the Trump administration would successfully navigate the country toward a new health care system.
“We had a great day with the president. Played some golf, and we talked and we talked about a little bit of health care,” Paul said. “I continue to be very optimistic that we are getting closer and closer to an agreement on repealing Obamacare.”
On Sunday, Trump took to Twitter to reassure the public that Obamacare is on the chopping block.
“Anybody (especially Fake News media) who think that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in the R Party,” he wrote. “Talks on Repealing and Replacing ObamaCare are, and have been, going on, and will continue until such time as a deal is hopefully struck.”
And on Saturday, Trump hinted that he may reach across the aisle to Democrats in order to forge a health care solution that would garner bipartisan support, tweeting that “good things will happen” in regard to a possible new bill.