Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration is “very confident” that Congress will be able to repeal and replace the Affordable Care act in the near future.
“I am very confident that in the days ahead we are going to see the Congress come together and we are going to take that important first step to repeal and replace ObamaCare with the kind of healthcare reform that President Trump has envisioned,” Pence said during an interview with CNN on Wednesday.
Despite issues passing an Obamacare repeal last month, Pence said the White House is still planning to undo Obamacare and replace it.
“President Trump made it clear that the first priority of this Congress should be to repeal and replace ObamaCare,” Pence said.
“And while it was clear that a little more than a month ago Congress wasn’t quite ready to do it, we’ve never relented in our commitment to keep that promise to the American people … The president is determined to complete that promise,” he continued.
When asked whether Republicans in the House could get the votes, the Vice President was non-committal but said he was encouraged.
“I think, we will see. But I will tell you, we are very encouraged at the discussions that are taking place among members of Congress,” he added.