Friday, in an Oval Office meeting with conservative lawmakers, President Trump announced that Obamacare is a “dead healthcare plan.” He wants the American people to know that it’s days are numbered, noting “Obamacare is dead.”
However, there are reports circulating in the news that say good things about Obamacare. Yet, these are being deemed as fake news reports. President Trump insists all of these positive reports are false, because there’s no good news related to the healthcare plan put in place by former President Obama.
The President notes that the plan is on it’s last leg, and will be out soon. He says he’s 100% committed to the replacement plan proposed by the House GOP. He stands by the new proposed plan all the way.
“I want to let the world know I am 100 percent in favor,” Trump said, with Vice President Mike Pence nodding in agreement beside him as they met with 13 members of the Republican Study Committee who were there to support the bill.
“These folks were no’s, mostly no’s, yesterday, and now every single one is a yes,” Trump said, pointing to those in the room, many of whom had opposed the bill prior to Friday’s meeting with the president. He noted that “certain changes” were made to the bill making it more acceptable but he did not offer details.
“The press has not been speaking properly about how great this is going to be,” he said.
The American Health Care Act has faced expected opposition from Democrats but even some GOP lawmakers have been hesitant to get on board with moderate Republicans expressing concerns over cuts to the Medicaid program.
According to the administration, there was drop from the 12.7 million people enrolled in ObamaCare plans last year to 12.2 million people enrolled for 2017.
“Plans are going to come out like nobody’s ever seen before,” as insurance companies will be bidding for clients, Trump promised.
He noted that it would “take a little while” before the new plan “wells together” but repeated that there is no saving the Affordable Care Act, former President Obama’s signature policy.
“Its on a respirator and its just about ready to implode,” Trump said.