Trump promises ‘something special’ on Obamacare

President Donald Trump said his address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday will offer “something special” on his health-care overhaul efforts, as his administration gets increasingly involved with Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“We’re going to be talking about it tomorrow night during the speech,” Trump said during a meeting with top U.S. health insurance CEOs Monday at the White House. “I think you’ll like what you hear.”

Trump and congressional Republicans are pushing ahead with their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law also known as Obamacare. Their stated goals have sometimes been at odds — with Trump promising better, less-expensive care for all, all while not touching entitlement programs like Medicare, and Republicans in Congress admitting that their plan is likely to cover fewer of the 20 million people who gained coverage under the ACA.

“The new plan will be a great plan for the patients, for the people and hopefully for the companies. Going to be a very competitive plan. And costs will come down and I think the health care will go up very, very substantially,” Trump said Monday. “We’ve taken the best of everything we could take.” His administration has promised a plan by mid-March.

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