Mr. Trump said he asked Schumer if Democrats "want to do a great health care bill," because Obamacare is "badly broken." Months of Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ultimately fell flat, and the GOP is looking elsewhere — like tax reform — for success.
I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
But Schumer isn't open to repealing Obamacare, something he said he made clear to the president. Mr. Trump last month shocked Republicans when he reached a deal with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to extend the debt limit, suggesting he may be open to future deals with Democrats.
"The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that's off the table," Schumer said. "If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions.Read more at CBS News