Trump Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Donald Trump told CNN on Wednesday that he favors repealing Obamacare and replacing it “with something terrific.”

The Republican presidential candidate did not offer specifics about his proposal, revealing only that it would involve private insurance companies operating for profit. He acknowledged that the poor would need assistance in getting coverage under his system.

“I want to try to help those people,” Trump said. “And I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but I want to try and help those people. And you know what, if I lose votes over that, or if I don't get a nomination over that, that's just fine with me.”

CNN noted that the billionaire businessman’s health-care positions have “changed over the years.” He previously supported a national single-payer system similar to the Canadian health-care program.

During the interview, Trump also vowed that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants, and then permit the “good ones” to return to the United States. He said they would be granted “legal status,” but not citizenship rights.

“We got to move 'em out; we're going to move 'em back in if they're really good people,” the candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash. He has called for a “merit-based system” for undocumented immigrants.

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