“I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill,” Trump wrote. “ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!”
A source familiar with the phone call confirmed the subject of the conversation to CNN on Friday. The White House did not return a request for comment.
Schumer said he told Trump that Democrats would be open to suggestions on how to revamp aspects of the existing health care system, referring to a bipartisan effort led by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and ranking member Patty Murray of Washington to develop a plan to stabilize Obamacare.
“The President wanted to make another run at repeal and replace, and I told the President that’s off the table,” the New York senator said in a statement about the call. “If he wants to work together to improve the existing health care system, we Democrats are open to his suggestions. A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs.”
Will Trump be able to put aside his ego and work with the Democrats to fix Obamacare? The only beneficiary would be the American people, which hasn’t been enough in the past, but let’s hope it is now.