Trump: ‘Nobody Knew Healthcare Could Be So Complicated’

President Trump, who repeatedly vowed on the campaign trail to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, acknowledged Monday that making good on his promise is proving to be difficult.

“Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated,” he said after discussing the issue with Republican governors at the White House. “I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject.” The Hill reported that the governors held their annual conference over the weekend in the nation’s capital. The future of health-care policy was one of the major concerns they addressed during the event. While some of the governors support Obamacare’s extension of Medicaid coverage to millions of additional Americans, other oppose the program.

Trump pledged that the system replacing the Affordable Care Act will be “really, really good for (the states).” He continued: “We have come up with a solution that's really, really good, I think. Very good.” However, he offered no details.

The Hill pointed out that Obamacare’s popularity is rising. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that 48 percent of voters approve of the program, while 42 percent disagree. Trump responded: “People hate it, but now they see that the end is coming and they say, ‘Oh, maybe we love it.’ There's nothing to love. It’s a disaster, folks.”

According to Fox News, Republican lawmakers went back to work on Obamacare repeal this week after many of them encountered angry crowds at town-hall events in their home states and districts. Thousands of people showed up at the meetings to defend the health-care law and criticize Trump.

GOP leaders in the House of Representatives want to pass a health-care bill by the first week of April. The Senate could act on the measure before Easter. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, proclaimed that he and others are “keeping our promise to the American people.”

On Tuesday night, during his first speech to a joint session of Congress, Trump is expected to address health care and other issues like tax reform. He favors lower taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans.

Source: The Hill
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