Trump open to keeping parts of Obamacare

  • Trump open to keeping parts of Obamacare

Trump open to keeping parts of Obamacare

"I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that".

President elect, Donald Trump has said that he might not repeal Obamacare completely. More than 100,000 people enrolled in health plans on Wednesday, the day after the law came under threat due to Trump's victory.

With a Republican majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives, president-elect Donald Trump is expected to face little opposition in repealing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which he has pledged to do many times throughout his campaign.

Donald Trump at the White House during his meeting with Barack Obama.

Any attempt to eliminate Obamacare will nearly certainly be met with resistance by Senate Democrats, who can filibuster the repeal legislation.

The law enabled millions of Americans who previously had no health insurance to obtain coverage, but Republicans opposed it and called it a Government over-reach. He told the Journal that the law is unworkable and expensive.

"It's very hard to take insurance away from someone who has it, especially someone who's never had it before", she said. It's going to be repealed and replaced and it's going to be much better healthcare for much less money.

On the site, Trump says he'd use high-risk pools - state insurance programs for individuals who are sick or otherwise unable to get coverage - to cover those with large medical expenses who have "not maintained continuous coverage".

At the time, other Republican senators expressed grave doubts about the bill before ultimately voting for it, with the safety of knowing that Obama would veto it and that the vote would be nothing more than a messaging tool. When asked, Conway stated that the matter depended on Republicans in Congress.

"He's going to have to find some way to bring healthy people into the insurance market", she said.

"I like those very much", Mr. Trump said.

In repealing Obamacare, congressional Republican may have to resort to a special procedure known as reconciliation to get around Democrats in the Senate, where rules protect the rights of the minority party.

Additionally, Trump said he favors allowing children to be covered under their parents' insurance policies up to 26 years old. Executive Director Danny Williams says if the Affordable Care Act is eliminated, his organization would have to find additional funding. "But a new secretary of HHS going after the regulations can be a "Day One" activity", Barrasso added. Department of Health and Human Services, indicating that people were anxious that if they didn't sign up now, they wouldn't get to sign up at all.

And he told his supporters, "We will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare - have to do it".

"I don't think he's ideological", he said.