Pence: GOP Will Keep Promise to Repeal Obamacare

"Make no mistake about it."

VP-elect Mike Pence stepped up to the mic Wednesday to ensure the American people that the GOP will not renege on its promise to repeal Obamacare, a promise made continually on the Trump campaign trail.

"Make no mistake about it," Pence told reporters on Capitol Hill. "We're going to keep our promise to the American people -- we're going to repeal Obamacare and replace it with solutions that lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government."

Pence then spoke of his time previously served in the House before becoming Indiana's governor, accusing Democrats of breaking promises, and saying that the GOP can't do the same.  

"The reality is that I was here in March of 2010 in another capacity when Obamacare was signed into law," Pence said. "I remember all those promises. We were told that if you like your doctor, you can keep it. Not true."

When reporters asked what specific plan they will replace it with, Pence and Ryan gave no direct answers, only that they would not "pull the rug out" and will ensure there will be no disruptions for those insured under Obamacare. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to fight against the repeal, saying it will "Make America Sick Again."

"It will create chaos. Because you cannot repeal a plan and put nothing in its place. It doesn’t matter if you say the repeal won’t take place for year or two years," Schumer told Politico Playbook in an interview Wednesday.

Issues