President Trump insisted Friday that Republicans are close to finalizing a healthcare bill in the Senate.
"When I ran for president, I made a commitment to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare. I am pleased to report that we are very, very close to ending this healthcare nightmare. We are so close," Trump said during his weekly address. "The Republican senators are working very hard to get something that's going to be really, really good."
The Senate is scheduled to vote next week on a bill that would partially repeal the Affordable Care Act, though its chances of passing the GOP-controlled chamber remains unknown.
"We are very, very close to ending this healthcare nightmare. We are so close. The legislation working its way through Congress provides the choice and control people want, the affordability they need, and the quality they deserve in healthcare," Trump insisted.
The bill would reduce premiums by more than 30 percent by 2020, according to Trump. However, Democrats and some Republicans have criticized the plan's rescinding Medicaid expansion.
The White House had promised healthcare reform in the spring, but ultimately Congress could not deliver. Trump is now pushing conservatives to get legislation passed by the August recess as many believe it will be the last chance to move on the item after six years of calling for a new plan.