‘‘Obamacare costs too much and it isn’t working the way the administration promised,’’ said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. ‘‘The White House seems to slowly be admitting what Americans already know ... that Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.’’
Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry, Reid, D-Nev., said in an email, ‘‘Both the administration and Senate Democrats have shown — and continue to show — a willingness to be flexible and work with all interested parties to make sure that implementation of the Affordable Care Act is as beneficial as possible to all involved. It is better to do this right than fast.’’
Associated Press writers Donna Cassata, Sam Hananel and Josh Lederman contributed to this report.