At a meeting with women in the healthcare industry, U.S. President Donald Trump says ''Obamacare is making their lives so much more difficult'' while head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, refers to Obamacare as a ''broken promise.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump met with women in the healthcare industry to discuss the replacement of Obamacare on Wednesday (March 22). Trump declined to say what steps he would take if Republican leaders' proposed legislation to dismantle Obamacare failed to pass the House of Representatives. Asked whether he will keep pushing the bill aimed at replacing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act if a vote on the replacement fails, Trump told reporters: "We'll see what happens." The current House Republican rollback plan, scheduled for a floor vote on Thursday, faces stiff resistance from some conservative Republicans who view it as too similar to Obamacare, and from moderates who fear its impact on voters. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the measure's leading proponent, can afford to lose only about 20 Republican votes or risk failure, since Democrats are united against it. By some estimates, 26 House Republicans have signaled their opposition.