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Insurance cover for every citizen under ‘Trumpcare’

REUTERS
Published : Jan 17, 2017, 3:26 am IST
Updated : Jan 17, 2017, 5:45 am IST

The plan would include “lower numbers, much lower deductibles,” without elaborating.

US President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: AP)
 US President-elect Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage “insurance for everybody,” he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.

Mr Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, but said the plan was nearly finished and he was ready to unveil it alongside the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Republican President-elect takes office on Friday.

 

“It’s very much formulated down to the final strokes. We have’t put it in quite yet but we’re going to be doing it soon,” Mr Trump told the Post, adding he was waiting for his nominee for health and human services secretary, Tom Price, to be confirmed.

The plan would include “lower numbers, much lower deductibles,” without elaborating. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” he said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

He was also quoted as saying that he would target pharmaceutical companies over drug pricing and insist they negotiate directly with the Medicare and Medicaid government health plans for the elderly and poor.

 

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