Mitch McConnell

Trump calls for short-term Obamacare fix and reaches out to Republican leaders

Trump calls for short-term Obamacare fix and reaches out to Republican leaders

President Trump threw his weight Monday behind a measure to fix parts of Obamacare, the first time he has voiced approval of a specific legislative approach to do so and an abrupt turnaround on a bipartisan effort to preserve key elements of the healthcare system that he has sought to repeal.

Trump’s backing of what he repeatedly referred to as a “short-term fix” to ensure “good healthcare” came during freewheeling remarks in which he sought to mend relations with GOP leaders, even as he kicks a growing list of complicated issues to Congress, including immigration and the Iran nuclear deal.

Appearing with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after a White House lunch,...

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