Donald Trump Releases Health Care Plan To Replace Obamacare

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March 3, 2016 7:04 am
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Donald Trump on Wednesday released a proposal for a health care plan that would replace Obamacare if Trump is elected president.

“Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare,” Trump said in a statement. “This legislation, passed by totally partisan votes in the House and Senate and signed into law by the most divisive and partisan President in American history, has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices.”

In his statement on the proposal, Trump says he is offering proposals “that should be considered by Congress so that on the first day of the Trump Administration, we can start the process of restoring faith in government and economic liberty to the people.”

Trump proposes that Americans be able to purchase health insurance across state lines and says that Medicaid should become a block-grant program.

He also calls for Congress to “remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers that offer safe, reliable and cheaper products.”

“Congress will need the courage to step away from the special interests and do what is right for America,” Trump’s plan reads.

In the statement, Trump says that his proposals “will lower healthcare costs for all Americans” and that he is open to other policies as well.

“There are other reforms that might be considered if they serve to lower costs, remove uncertainty and provide financial security for all Americans,” the proposal reads. “And we must also take actions in other policy areas to lower healthcare costs and burdens. Enforcing immigration laws, eliminating fraud and waste and energizing our economy will relieve the economic pressures felt by every American.”

Read Trump’s full proposal here.

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