“President Trump, during a speech to lawmakers on Tuesday evening, presented a broad outline of how the Affordable Care Act should be replaced — incorporating many of the reform ideas traditionally offered by Republicans.
“Obamacare is collapsing — and we must act decisively to protect all Americans,” he told a joint session of Congress. “Action is not a choice — it is a necessity.”
The president began the Obamacare section of his speech by citing the plan’s failures. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” he said. “Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits … One-third of counties have only one insurer and they’re losing them fast — losing them so fast, and they’re leaving, and many Americans have no choice at all.”
Source: MedPageToday.com – February 28, 2017
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