Former US President Barack Obama’s spokesman has urged Republican lawmakers to show “political courage” and save his signature health insurance program, which covers some 20 million Americans.
In a statement on Friday, Kevin Lewis emphasized that Obamacare law has made America “stronger and healthier.”
“President Obama has always said we should build on this law, just as members of both parties worked together to improve Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid over the years,” Lewis said.
He expressed Obama’s hope that Republicans and Democrats would work together in the future, after the Senate rejected a Republican-drafted healthcare bill aimed at repealing Obamacare.
“President Obama still believes that it is possible for Congress to demonstrate the necessary bipartisanship and political courage to keep delivering on the promise of quality, affordable health insurance for every American,” Lewis said.