One day after his party took a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama said he had no intention of signing a Republican bill to overturn his signature healthcare legislation but would be willing to work with the GOP on other issues.
“On healthcare, there are certainly some lines I’m going to draw,” Obama said in a White House press conference Wednesday. “Repeal of the law I won’t sign.”
The president said he also would resist efforts to weaken the law piecemeal, as Republicans have suggested, including getting rid of the individual mandate.
But he would be agreeable to “responsible changes” to “make it work better,” Obama said. “There’s no law that has ever been passed that is perfect.”