RNC spokeswoman: ObamaCare repeal possible if GOP keeps House

Republicans could still repeal and replace ObamaCare if they are able to keep the House majority and gain seats in the Senate, Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Thursday.

McEnany specifically noted legislation proposed by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.), which was defeated last fall.

"We were a big proponent of Graham-Cassidy, that of course was the Senate bill that gave the states the power and allowed each state to select what the best way forward was for them on healthcare," McEnany told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising."

"That was one vote short, and if we maintain the House as we expect we will, pick up a few Senate seats, Graham-Cassidy can become a reality," she said.

Republicans, including President Trump, campaigned heavily on repealing and replacing former President Obama's signature healthcare law for years. 

Losing the congressional battle on ObamaCare was a disappointment for Trump, though he was able to win repeal of the individual insurance mandate when the tax-cut bill became law.

Democrats hoping to win back the House hope to focus their arguments this fall on healthcare. They think the GOP's efforts to repeal ObamaCare backfired politically on Republicans. 

Read more at TheHill.com


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