Trump Signals ‘Insurance for Everybody’ in Health Care Replacement
Trump close to unveiling own healthcare plan as Congress moves to repeal Obamacare
President-elect Donald Trump said he is working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would seek to provide “insurance for everybody,” The Washington Post reported Sunday night.
Trump made the comments in a telephone interview late Saturday, The Post said. He gave no details of his replacement plan.
The Post reported that Trump also said he would force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices of prescriptions covered under Medicare and Medicaid.
“They’re politically protected but not anymore,” he said, according to The Post.
Trump’s comments were made a day after the House began the formal process of repealing the national insurance program known widely as Obamacare but before Sunday’s rallies across the country to energize opponents of the repeal.