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CBS’s Cordes: Obamacare Repeal ‘a Very High Likelihood’

Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” network congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes said a pending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare had a “very high likelihood,” given Congress was under Republican control and a Republican will soon occupy the White House.

Cordes told host Charlie Rose this week House Republicans would be putting measures into place to begin the repeal process.

“It’s a very high likelihood,” she said. “First of all, because it’s a very high priority for Republicans who have tried to do this literally dozens of times before. But obviously, there was a Democrat in the White House at that time. So he obviously always vetoed those moves. But this time there will be a Republican in the White House. So, this week, we will see both the House and Senate move to pass a bill that essentially speeds up the repeal process.”

“So they can go ahead and fully repeal Obamacare within the next 30 to 45 days,” Cordes continued. “There will be some kind of grace period that they’ll try to put in there, Charlie, for people who do get their health insurance through Obamacare. But Democrats warn as soon as they try to repeal this bill that the insurance companies will start running for the hills. And that the full thing will fall apart leaving people without insurance. And Republicans have no plan to replace it.”

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