Transcript for Inside the Battle Over 'Obamacare'
As president Obama and president-elect trump prepare for those breefgs, a battle is under way on the affordable health care act. Republicans are vowing to repeal and replace. Our congressional correspondent Mary Bruce has more. She's there in Washington for us. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Republicans have made Obamacare their top target. They're taking steps to roll it back. Unclear what they plan to replace with it. 15 days left in house, president Obama is stepping up his efforts to preserve his legacy. After a health care showdown on capitol hill. This morning, the big question, what's in store for the millions of Americans covered by Obamacare. Thank you. Reporter: The president huddling with Democrats in a last-ditch effort to save his signature law. A high-stakes battle. More than 20 million people are covered by Obamacare and more than 11 million at risk of losing their coverage. Lower the health insurance without growing the size of government. Reporter: Mike pence vowing take action day one. Why still no plan to replace it. We have a plan to replace it. Plenty of ideas. You'll see as the weeks and months unfold -- Reporter: The president-elect aware of the potential political con consequences is warning his party. Tweeting, Republicans must be careful in that the Democrats Owen the failed boim Karr disaster. Saying it will fail of its own weight. Be careful. They're promising to phase it out slowly. Reporter: With the GOP still mauling the replacement, they have a message for the Republicans. You break it you buy it. Despite being adamant that Obama care has to go, parts of the plan that trump wants to keep, including not denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Mary, we saw that Bernie Sanders brought an interesting prop. This is how Bernie Sanders' retweets. He printed out trump's tweet out on a giant board. Robin. Mary, thank you. Let's talk about this more with Jon Karl.
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