President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to ask Congress for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act before Thanksgiving.
Trump also said he expects Democrats to pass a bill by the end of the week.
“We’re going to get this done, we’re in the big fight,” Trump said.
“And we’re going, as president, to ask for a replacement.”
Trump also promised to sign a law on “day one” of his presidency to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, which is estimated to cost $1.5 trillion over a decade.
The White House has said that the legislation could be passed by the first week of January, but Democrats are pushing back, and many have expressed concern about the cost of a healthcare overhaul.
“If you’re not going to fix this, if you’re going the same way, and you’re passing healthcare on a week-to-week basis, that’s not a good way to do it,” Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said on Fox News on Tuesday.
“There’s no reason for you to do that.”