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President Trump to deliver statement on health care on Monday

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President Donald Trump is set to deliver a statement on health care at 3:15 p.m. ET on Monday, according to the White House.

Trump's statement will follow him participating "in a greeting with victims of Obamacare," the White House said in a news release.

The president offered an opinion on the state of the Republican attempt to change the U.S. healthcare system in a Sunday Twitter post.

Last week, the GOP effort to simply repeal Obamacare after multiple Republican senators said they would not support the move.

That setback followed the replacement plan hitting a roadblock in the Senate.

Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate, and passing a plan under budget reconciliation rules requires 50 votes, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is away from the Senate recovering from surgery, so losing two votes or more will stall a Republican plan for now.

The GOP's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, a campaign promise for most of the last decade, has stalled multiple times this year amid party divisions. The GOP chose to address the health-care overhaul before it took on tax reform, another key campaign plank, and every setback is seen as delaying the party's broader agenda.

Trump initially urged lawmakers to pass a repeal plan and then figure out a replacement later. Last week, the president told reporters that

—CNBC's Jacob Pramuk contributed to this report.