After years of being blamed by Republicans for the problems of Obamacare, Democrats are getting ready to hammer the GOP as it moves toward a quick repeal without a full replacement plan — or a timeline for coming up with one.
President Obama met on Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill and Vice President-elect Pence strategized with Republicans on framing the fight over the repeal.
Which side meets the challenge most effectively will help determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms and the next presidential election, says The Associated Press.
The GOP is "going to own it and all the problems in the health-care system,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at a news conference after the meeting with the president.
President-elect Trump tweeted that Republicans needed to “be careful in that the Dems own the failed Obamacare disaster.”
Meanwhile, the Senate voted 51 to 48 Wednesday to take up a budget resolution that would clear the way for legislation repealing major provisions of the law, preventing a Democratic filibuster.