WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/CBS Information) — President Donald Trump signed an government order relating to well being care Thursday morning, however individuals are additionally speaking about tweets he put out hours earlier than regarding pulling assist out of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, Trump claims he’s beginning the method of repealing and changing Obamacare, since he stated Republican lawmakers couldn’t agree on a plan.
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Surrounded by prime administration officers, enterprise leaders and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) within the White Home Roosevelt Room, Trump praised his government order as step in the direction of repealing and changing his predecessor’s signature well being care regulation. Trump, caught with a Republican-led Congress that hasn’t handed a invoice to undo Obamacare, introduced earlier this week that he’s resorting to his “pen” as an alternative.
Trump started to stroll out of the room with out signing the order, till Vice President Mike Pence reminded him.
“We’ve been listening to concerning the catastrophe of Obamacare for therefore lengthy — in my case, a few years, most of it outdoors in civilian life,” Trump stated. “And for an extended time period since I’ve began operating and since I turned president of america, I simply maintain listening to ‘repeal and substitute, repeal and substitute.’ Properly, we’re beginning that course of, and we’re beginning it in a really constructive method.”
Trump stated the order will value the federal authorities “nearly nothing,” and can pressure insurance coverage corporations to start out “preventing” to signal individuals up for care.
“However the competitors might be staggering,” Trump stated. “Insurance coverage corporations might be preventing to get each single individual signed up, and you’ll be hopefully negotiating, negotiating, negotiating, and also you’ll get such low costs for such nice care.”
Trump didn’t again down from his objective of repealing Obamacare and fulfilling a signature marketing campaign promise, regardless of the GOP-led Congress’ lack of ability to agree on how to try this. Trump stated he’ll “strain” Congress to repeal and substitute Obamacare, “as soon as and for all.”
“Nicely, that is selling healthcare selection and competitors all throughout the USA,” Trump stated. “That is going to be one thing that hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of individuals might be signing…