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Trump Promises “Insurance for Everybody”

President-elect Donald Trump says he aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” but has not yet provided details on what a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would entail...
January 18, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump says he aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” but has not yet provided details on what a replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would entail. Trump told the Washington Post in an interview that the plan was nearly finished and he was ready to unveil it alongside the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress.

Trump was also quoted as saying in the interview that he would target pharmaceutical companies over drug pricing and insist they negotiate directly with the Medicare and Medicaid government health plans for the elderly and poor.

As he has developed a replacement package, Trump said he has paid attention to critics who say that repealing Obamacare would put coverage at risk for more than 20 million Americans covered under the law’s insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.

“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

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