Manchin: Repealing Obamacare Now and Replacing It Later Is ‘Cruel and Inhumane Treatment’

US Senator Joe Manchin speaks during a public town hall meeting on President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the W. Kent Carper Justice & Public Safety Complex in Charleston, WV on Thursday March 24, 2016. Manchin, a Democrat whose conservative-leaning state has voted solidly Republican in recent national elections, faces a more challenging political calculation over Obama’s pick than many other Senate Democrats. (Christian Randolph/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
On Wednesday’s “MTP Daily,” Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) argued that repealing Obamacare now and replacing it later is “cruel” and isn’t humane. Manchin said that he has to “respectfully disagree” with repeal now and replace later. He added that repeal now, replace later is “cruel and inhumane treatment, allowing someone to dangle for two years.  … Things have changed. The bottom line, this is intricate, people’s lives are at stake here. We think that we can help fix it. I’ve been meeting with different people on both sides in a moderate group. We’re not going to get the far left or the far right, Katy.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett