The ACA has done nothing but ruin the middle-class way of getting affordable healthcare. Obamacare covers only 20 million Americans, which in the grand scheme of things, isn't the majority of people. By repealing it, it allows Americans to keep their preferred doctor and not have to take a second mortgage on their house to be able to go to the doctor. The left hasn't realized that Obamacare has done nothing but harm for everyone. It's time to wipe the slate clean and start over. Drain the swamp.
Trump said during the campaign that all Americans would have access to affordable health insurance. Repealing Obamacare without putting something similar in place or removing the parts of the bill that regulate the insurance companies would increase the healthcare costs for many Americans. Doing this would be a break of his promise.
There’s politics then there’s governing. As former New York Governor Mario Cuomo put it, “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Republicans have been campaigning against the Affordable Care Act since its enactment with rhetorical flourishes along the lines of “repeal and replace” and “end Obamacare on Day One.” That is poetry (or at least what passes for poetry in politics). Come January, Republicans will need to prove they can handle the prose part.
Trump has the right and duty to plot his own legislative agenda and fulfill his campaign promises to eradicate Obamacare. He must come up with a solution that protects people from becoming uninsured, but he is under no obligation to continue what has turned out to be a faulty program. He made that clear from Day 1 and is now going to live up to that promise.
During the campaign, Trump made promises that he would repeal Obamacare. Then, Trump won the election. There are probably a number of people that voted for Trump because they liked his message about repealing Obamacare. Trump should keep his election promises and not worry about what democratic candidates are saying.