Democrats vowing to protect Obamacare after White House expands efforts to repeal law

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On Thursday, capitol hill democrats vow to protect Obamacare, days after the White House expanded its efforts to repeal it.

President Trump now wants the courts to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act.

“We don’t want Obamacare anymore because it’s unconstitutional, and it doesn’t work for the American people,” said Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley.

But, Democrats warn if Obamacare is struck down, some 20 million Americans would lose health care.

The wholesale elimination of the health care law would send our system into certain chaos, said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D- MINORITY LEADER).

It’s been less than two years since republicans tried, but failed to repeal Obamacare.

Leslie Dach is with the pro-Obamacare group Protect Our Care, and said he was shocked the white house would try to kill the program again.

We have a system people like, they want things to get cheaper, they want things better, but they want it built on what we have, they don’t want that stuff taken away, said Dach.

President Trump and his advisors believe they can take away one of the Democrats most effective campaign tools if they kill Obamacare and replace it Trumpcare.

President Trump said he expects the Supreme Court will decide Obamacare’s ultimate fate.

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