Trump: There Won't Be A Gap Between Obamacare Repeal And Replacement

Evan Vucci

In an interview on CBS News' "60 Minutes" set to air in full on Sunday, Donald Trump said that there would not be a gap between repealing Obamacare and putting in place a replacement.

"We’re going to do it simultaneously. It’ll be just fine. That’s what I do. I do a good job. You know, I mean, I know how to do this stuff. We’re going to repeal it and replace it. And we’re not going to have, like, a two-day period and we’re not going to have a two-year period where there’s nothing," he said. "It will be repealed and replaced. I mean, we’ll know. And it’ll be great health care for much less money."

Trump also confirmed what he said in a Friday Wall Street Journal interview about two aspects of Obamacare he's looking to keep in place. He does not want to eliminate the provision that keeps insurers from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, and he wants to allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26.


Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.