Donald Trump is promising something Obamacare could not with his latest statements on his still unknown healthcare plan following his repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The President-elect says his entering administration is currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on his plan to replace Obamacare with a new healthcare plan that promises, “insurance for everybody”!
From his very vague statement on the plan, it sounds absolutely terrific! Almost too good to be true!
His plans also sounds quite out of step with what current Republicans in Congress are promising they would like to do.
Also, Trump said, he will call for the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies directly, forcing them to lower their prices.
“They’re politically protected but not anymore,” Trump said of the drug industry.
Trump didn’t offer anymore details about what Americans can expect from his new healthcare plan. But from those short statements alone, it sounds like something the 20 million people expected to lose their health insurance following the Obamacare repeal can possibly look forward to.
Trumo did not give a date for when his plan would be ready for the public to see. But, he said, “It’s very much formulated down to the final strokes. We haven’t put it in quite yet but we’re going to be doing it soon.”
Trump added that he is hoping to wait until his nominee for secretary of health and human services, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), has gone through the confirmation process and taken office.
According to HuffPost, prroviding everybody with health insurance and protecting them from excessive medical costs has been a longtime goal of the Democratic Party, going back to the 1940s. Those efforts eventually led to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which has brought the number of Americans without coverage to a record low, improving access to health care and reducing financial insecurity.
If any of what Trump has in mind for the new healthcare policy is to go into place, this would be a historical achievement for the Republican party, and reflect a more liberal side to our “conservative” President-elect.