At a White House press briefing on Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked about a report that his administration is planning to dismantle key parts of the ACA.
“If you look at the plan that they’ve proposed, it’s going to take a very, very long time to get rid of the individual mandate, the Medicaid expansion, all the rest of the mandates that are there, which are the big ones,” Trump said.
“We’ve got a lot of people who are getting a lot worse.
I’ll tell you this, I love people who don’t get any better.
We’ve been doing a great job in the last five or six years. “
I’m not going to do that, but if you look, you’ve got to give us credit.
But the administration did not offer details about how the plan would work, and how it would affect insurance coverage. “
What you’re talking about, which is what we’re trying to do, is taking a big, big step back, which will help the economy and help us in the long run.”
But the administration did not offer details about how the plan would work, and how it would affect insurance coverage.
Trump has repeatedly called for the repeal of the Affordable Act, calling it the “worst law in the history of the world.”
The Trump administration is expected to announce its proposed budget later this month.
The budget would be the first step in a larger plan to repeal the ACA since Trump took office.
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing the ACA would result in 26 million people losing insurance by 2026.
The Republican-led Congress has been working to repeal parts of Obamacare since March of 2017, but Republicans have not been able to agree on how to proceed.
The ACA expanded Medicaid, which covered about 3 million low-income people.
Many states also expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low- and moderate-income residents.
Trump’s plan would also end federal subsidies to people purchasing coverage through private health plans and would phase out the individual market’s subsidy program.