President Barack Obama said Friday that he would publicly support GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare – and encourage Democrats to support it – if their plan is better.
“I am saying to every Republican right now: if you in fact can put a plan together that is demonstrably better than what Obamacare is doing, I will publicly support repealing Obamacare and replacing it with your plan, but I want to see it first,” Obama said in a White House interview with Vox, adding that he wanted “third party objective people” to evaluate it as well.
“If they can come up with something better, I’m for it, but you have to show— and I would advise every Democrat to be for it,” said Obama.
The president criticized Republicans for being in a rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act without presenting their plan first. He said people need time to examine the plan and determine whether it is better than the current health care law.