Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump: Maybe We Can Amend ObamaCare Instead of Repealing and Replacing It

I remember reading somewhere in September, during Trump’s brief “softening” phase on immigration, that one possible explanation for his tentative change of heart on mass deportation is that he tends to repeat whatever the last advice was that was whispered in his ear. He had met with his Hispanic Advisory Council shortly before that and they had made the pitch to him that comprehensive reform is a winner. Trump seemingly decided to run the idea up the flagpole in his interviews that week to see how it flew. If so, that could explain this surprising hedge on ObamaCare, which is numero uno on the right’s legislative kill-list next year. Except this time the guy whispering in his ear was … Barack Obama.
Amended ObamaCare will be the best ObamaCare, that I can tell you.
Mr. Trump also showed a willingness to preserve at least two provisions of the health law after the president asked him to reconsider repealing it during their meeting at the White House on Thursday
Mr. Trump said he favors keeping the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies…
On health care, Mr. Trump said a big reason for his shift from his call for an all-out repeal was that Thursday meeting at the White House with the president, who, he said, suggested areas of the Affordable Care Act to preserve. “I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Mr. Trump said in his Trump Tower office.

“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Mr. Trump said.
Read the rest from Allahpundit HERE.

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