Meanwhile Senate Republicans have already introduced a budget resolution that would unravel large pieces of the Affordable Care Act with a majority vote.
Yet health-care costs in the US, already the highest in the industrial world, have increased rapidly for years despite repeated efforts to contain them.
The budget resolution contains so-called reconciliation instructions, directing committees to dismantle Obamacare as part of reconciling taxes and spending with the budget blueprint - and to report back to the budget committee by January 27.
Trump and GOP leaders in Congress have said they intend to come up with a replacement plan, but have not yet formally proposed one.
Obama met with Democrats on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to chart out a plan to save Obamacare.
The urgent question Republicans must grapple with now is how they will go about replacing what they repeal.
2016's Person of the Year: Donald Trump Michigan's partial recount did reveal voting irregularities, but only in Detroit where Hillary won 95 percent of votes reported. Talk about dreaming! The reason Trump won the election was because many of his voters believed Hillary would be worse.
He said that his conversation with the Senate GOP was "inspiring" and looks forward to "making America great again" in 16 days upon Donald Trump's inauguration. Republicans, who will control both Congress and the White House in 2017, condemn it as a government overreach.
"The Affordable Care Act is a lot more popular than President-elect Trump would like us all to believe, and our Republican colleagues believe as well", Crowley said.
In light of his announcement, Obama is doing all he can to protect ObamaCare, which he and other Democrats have argued could be improved but should not be repealed.
"It happens to be one of the strongest assets", Trump said about the pre-existing conditions provision in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" shortly after winning the election.
Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law warn that repealing the sweeping legislation without having a plan to replace it could strip millions of Americans of their insurance and threaten the stability of the country's individual insurance market. The bill would allow people to buy insurance across state lines, allow people to have an association health plan, and would expand health savings accounts.
The Senate hopes to move toward beginning debate on the budget resolution sometime next week, but they're still far from agreeing on how long they want to delay the repeal of the law for or what aspects of Obamacare may remain in place.
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That means they get to host Eli Manning and the New York Giants defense , which may be the toughest in the postseason tournament. I know the Seahawks still have one of the best defenses in the league, but it seems more vulnerable than it has in the past.
He practiced on Wednesday, but would have to be cleared medically in order to play in the biggest game of the season . Jordy Nelson being 100% and the unexpected transformation of Ty Montgomery to running back has the offense rolling.
I was pulling for him to get the victor there but [ Troy] Terry goes five-hole three different ways there in the shootout. For the second straight game, Troy Terry was the shootout hero for the Americans at the 2017 World Junior Championship .
It was Seattle's first TD in a first half since the win December 15 over Los Angeles, and the Seahawks cut the lead to 14-13. The Seahawks average a healthy 28.4 points per game at home, but that dips to a dismal 14.6 points per game on the road.
And if things do go wrong on the night, police have the information necessary to quickly and effectively deal with any issues. Owner Tom Hankins said the free event will feature Champagne for the early birds, complementary hors d'oeuvres and warm Grog.
The next step is autonomous driving, which Qualcomm and a host of different companies are attacking from different directions. But the biggest selling point of the Snapdragon 835 is that Qualcomm wants it to be in literally every gadget you own.
DP: For all of the Sooners' offensive weapons, there hasn't really been a second receiver that's been consistent this season. However, quarterback Sean White and running back, Kamryn are expected to be back to their old selves.
The Trojans and Nittany Lions provide plenty of intriguing subplots which will no double play a role in who prevails on the day. But as USC coach Clay Helton put it Friday, "I've always said that if you've got a great quarterback, you've got a great team".
He passed his way onto some MVP ballots by passing for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns before breaking his right fibula in Week 17. It will be interesting to see how Osweiler handles the pressure of being re-inserted into the lineup for a playoff game .
The Packers (10-6) finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak and enter the NFC playoffs as the fourth seed. The Packers are as hot as can be, having reeled off six straight victories to capture the NFC North at 10-6.
We were capable of winning the series - Younis
Rahul Dravid is the only other cricketer to score centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations, with 36 centuries under his belt. Rabada picked up 10 for 92 and was declared Man of the Match, as the Proteas took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.
Arsenal fights back from huge deficit to salvage point
Things went from bad to worse for the sluggish Gunners when Granit Xhaka inexplicably shoved Ryan Foster in the box. It's a quick turnaround for Arsenal as they make the trip to the Vitality to face Bournemouth on Tuesday night.
LG Unveils Super-Thin "Wallpaper" TV
In a nutshell, this LED-based grid-array backlighting aims to improve brightness and contrast with more precise dimming controls. If you want to mount it on the wall you'll be using magnets to do so - this ensures there's no gap between the TV and the wall.
Murphy: Republicans Might Have A Hard Time Repealing ACA
Some of the items on their long, long list of priorities may be relatively easy to accomplish, but others are trickier. That idea happens to be ludicrous if you look at what they're considering, though that's a topic for another day.
Trump nominates new trade representative
Trump also picked another China critic, Peter Navarro, to head up a new White House office overseeing trade and industrial policy. These have included Mr Lighthizer working with Mr DiMicco for tariffs to defend the U.S. steel industry against Asian imports.
Steelers head to playoffs with overtime thriller
The first draft under Brown, DePodesta and vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry brought a franchise-record 14 players. "Honestly, I really want to watch all of the tape and to give everyone an honest evaluation and be fair to him", Jackson said.
Liverpool vs Manchester City -- the fans' view
Guardiola's men have fallen to fifth place following their loss to Liverpool , sitting 10 points behind leaders Chelsea . I think there is not another team in the world attacking this way with so many players.
Nunes out to spoil Rousey's comeback fight at UFC 207
She was willing to accept the glory and the adulation when she won , but continues to look like a sore loser in defeat. Instead, the Brazilian "Lioness" picked her spots and tore into Rousey's head with lefts and rights.
Rex Ryan fired from head coaching job with Buffalo Bills
A 29 yard field goal from Nick Folk, in the final quarter, was the Jets' only positive moment on a pretty miserable day. Per Carucci , Taylor pulled him aside to confide in him he's not looking to leave the team despite the benching.