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“I am looking at the possibility of a compromise,” Clinton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
“And if I were president I would be open to working with the Republicans on health care, but I’m not going to do that at this point.”
Clinton added that the ACA’s “watered-down” coverage “does not have to be that way.”
“I have not been in contact with the White House and they’re not in contact,” Clinton said.
“We’re not going down that path yet, and I will continue to work with my colleagues on this issue.”
The ACA’s health insurance marketplaces have become increasingly popular, with more than 1.6 million people signing up for coverage, according to a recent report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The law was passed by the House in 2010 and expanded to cover about 19 million people last year.
The expansion expanded Medicaid eligibility to low-income families and the ACA requires businesses with at least 50 employees to provide coverage to their workers.
“The law is working.
It is improving the health care system,” said Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who chairs the Democratic Caucus on the Ways and Means Committee.
“It is allowing more people to access health care.”
Clinton said that she’d like to see the Affordable Care Act “reform” but she’s not ready to “go all in” yet.
“We are going to be okay,” she said.
“It’s a complicated issue, and we’re not looking to make that all-or-nothing decision.”
She added that she’s willing to negotiate a “compromise” with Republicans and said the Democratic Party “would be better off with a compromise” with the Trump administration.
“But we’re going to have to go back and look at what the law says, because it’s not working, and it’s going to continue to get worse, so I don’t want to do the right thing,” Clinton added.