October 17, 2017
President Donald Trump said Monday that Obamacare is ‘finished,’ ‘dead,’ and ‘gone’ as he bragged about ending subsidies to insurers.
‘I cut off the gravy train,’ Trump boasted during a meeting with his Cabinet, calling the payments a ‘disgrace’ because they pad the pockets of insurers instead of helping poor people.
The president claimed a ‘short-term fix’ to the health law under development in Congress that may have the support of Democrats.
A permanent replacement will be ready by next spring, he said then, and again later during an impromptu news conference where he said the sluggish pace of of Republicans’ repeal and replace efforts doesn’t mean health reform is doomed.
Standing next to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump noted that other administrations pursued health reform for years before they made progress.
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