Hillary Clinton told reporters on Wednesday that the Trump administration is “not committed to fighting to keep” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) she championed.
“They have said all along, we will not fight to take care of people.
But I do think that the American people, especially with what we’ve seen unfold over the last several weeks, it is very clear that this is going to be a very long fight,” she said.
“We have to keep fighting to make sure that we get it right.
And it’s a fight that we’ve had all along.””
And I’ve got to say, I think that it’s been very difficult.
And we have got to fight for it.
And I think, I’m not going to do anything that is going get in the way of that fight.
And the American public needs to know that we are fighting for them,” she added.”
And, I mean, you know, it’s not just me.
I know that I’m part of a majority in this Congress that will work together, that we will try to keep that promise,” she continued.
“And we’ve got a lot of people who are working on the same page and have the same goal of the American People.
And, you have to remember that, we are not going away.
We’re not going anywhere.
We’ll keep fighting for what’s right, and we will keep working to get it done.”
She also said the ACA is “going to work for a long time” despite her claims to the contrary.
“The truth is that we’re going to have to work very hard and be patient,” she told reporters.
“I’ve said this for a very, very long time, I can’t believe how long it’s taken for me to say this, and it’s just hard.
And you have the President-elect himself saying that we have a lot more to do and that we can’t wait to get going.
But, you’re not waiting for me.
You’re not doing this for me, you’ve got the President of the United States who is the first ever to win the White House and he’s saying the same thing.””
I don’t think the American voter is going away, and the American economy is going in the right direction,” she concluded.