President Trump Says He Wants SCOTUS To End Obamacare, Promises New Plan After
President Trump has stated that he will release his healthcare plan after the Supreme Court makes a ruling on Obamacare. The remarks come from an interview that the president conducted with 60 Minutes that was posted on his official Facebook page Thursday.
The president has said on multiple occasions that he would release his healthcare plan, but thus far has not done so. Democrats have argued that if the president is reelected it will mean the end of Obamacare — we can only hope — and that there will no longer be protections for individuals who suffer from preexisting conditions that enable them to have access to insurance.
Stahl asked Trump about why he hadn’t yet developed a plan.
“It is developed. It is fully developed. It is going to be announced very soon, when we see what happens with Obamacare,” Trump replied. “It will be much less expensive than Obamacare, which is a disaster, and it will take care of people with preexisting conditions.”
Stahl pressed the president on that last point, saying, “If the Supreme Court finishes Obamacare, there will be all these people stranded.”
“We will make a deal, and we will have a great healthcare plan with a less expensive — a much better plan,” the president replied.
When Stahl went on to ask how folks would be protected, Trump responded, “Leslie, people with preexisting conditions will be always protected, always.”
He then went on to add that he the Supreme Court would rule to end Obamacare.
The interview ended up getting pretty heated with Trump leaving earlier after an aide told him there was only five minutes before Vice President Pence was to be interviewed.