President Elect Trump revealed in an interview with the Washington Postover the weekend that a plan to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is nearing completion. According to Trump, everyone will get insurance in his new plan. He also intends to force American pharmaceutical companies to negotiate their prices with the United States government in order to create more affordable Medicare and Medicaid programs. Trump would not reveal any specifics about the plan in question. Political pundits believe that any plan coming from the new White House would dominate any plan being put forth by Republicans in the American Houseand Senate as they attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The fight between Democrats and Republicans over the federal health policy began last week, but with Republicans holding both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it seems clear that Obamacare will be repealed.
"I think we will get approval. I won't tell you how, but we will get approval. You see what's happened in the House in recent weeks," said Trump. "We're going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us . . . [All Americans will]be beautifully covered. I don't want single-payer. What I do want is to be able to take care of people."