tv White House Briefing CSPAN January 6, 2017 10:02pm-10:08pm EST
[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. came up at theew] white house briefing when press secretary josh earnest was asked bout the president's comments regarding a appeal of the healthcare law. portion. >> he said something interesting during the vox interview. would support some repeal of obama care if the eplacement was something better. that's a lot different than what we've been talking about in shouldn't democrats even work with republicans if repealed. the president was
saying something different here or was that just his way of there is no s view way anything will be better? > i think -- he was actually giving voice to the same argument i was making which is simply that if republicans are to sit down and look for the healthcare system, improve upon obama care and are willing to work with that then the president believes the democrats should work with him. me today he ke to volunteered to be one of them. >> even if they want to repeal sounds like he was saying something different? >> if republicans have ideas for the be better american people, better for our economy, we've got a way to based on the way that access to healthcare is under the under the affordable care act, based on
the way debts have been reduced and the medicare trust fund has been strengthened, if a plan that ave meet all of that criteria and they can do it and cover more people or do it for less money, president obama -- i guess the point the president is no pride of re is authorship here and that should from the beginning. the president invited republicans to take the pen and put forth their own ideas and has willingly shared credit with the heritage foundation who originally onceived of some of the key aspects of this plan. he's readily shared credit with romney, whose tt healthcare plan in massachusetts served as a template for the act.rdable care he didn't do that because he's good buddies with mitt romney. he's not. ran against him in 2012 yet president obama was willing he se the template that developed because it was a good idea and it worked in massachusetts and it's worked americaunited states of so the president is basically making the point there is no pride of authorship. ideas that ns have are going to make the healthcare system better, the president ill help them and encourage them and support them as they
try to implement it. the problem has been that for years, republicans have to sted on simply voting repeal the law without ever putting forward any sort of plan to replace it. and some of the ideas that they make the ed would not healthcare system in this country better or cheaper or cover more people. would make many of those problems worse. and that's the tension, as long as republicans are only focused throwing our healthcare system into chaos, i don't think much support at think m democrats, and i they are going to have trouble maintaining support among a lot are concerned who about the impact that chaos would have on families and businesses in their home states. we'll hear more about republican efforts to repeal and care act e affordable
this weekend on newsmakers. our guest is north carolina walker who mark chairs the republican study committee. e also talks about other items on the legislative agenda and how the rsc plans to work with and epublican conference the freedom caucus. at h the interview sunday 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. bureau of war the insurance, we then became the much bigger row and he was raised up discusses her book "a time of candal, charles r. forbes, harding and the making of the veterans bureau.
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