President Donald Trump endorsed the House plan to tackle Obamacare, saying he was “proud” to support the process.
“We’re going to do something that’s great,” the president said after meeting with members of Congress at the White House. “And I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives.”
Trump told reporters that the bill fit within the principles laid out in his address to Congress, and that it would allow Americans to choose their doctor and choose their healthcare plan.
“It’s a complicated process, but actually it’s very simple; it’s called good health care,” Trump said.
Trump met with over 20 members of the House of Representatives including House Majority whip Steve Scalise.
“This bill finally starts the process of not only repealing Obamacare, but also replacing with reforms that put patients back in charge of their health care decisions,” Scalise said after President Trump spoke.
Trump praised Scalise, calling the House effort a “great bill.”
“I really believe we’re going to have tremendous support,” Trump said. “I’m already seeing the support, not only in this room. I’m seeing it from everybody and I’m seeing it from the public.”
Trump reminded reporters of his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, admitting that he earned Republican support because of his promise.
“Let’s get it done,” he concluded.