Kellyanne Conway announced that President Trump may not enforce Obamacare’s mandate requiring all Americans to have health coverage, or otherwise pay a penalty.
On Sunday, Conway appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to tell Americans that President Trump “may stop enforcing the individual mandate.”
“He wants to get rid of that ObamaCare penalty almost immediately, because that is something that is really strangling a lot of Americans to have to pay a penalty for not buying [insurance].’
ABC News host George Stephanopoulos clarified, “So, he’ll stop enforcing the mandate?” To which Conway replied, “He may.”
In a separate broadcast on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” she again mentioned Trump’s promise that no one will lose their health insurance while ObamaCare is being repealed and replaced.
Conway said, “For the 20 million who rely upon the Affordable Care Act in some form, they will not be without coverage during this transition time.”
President Trump has already signed an executive order to ease the “regulatory burden” of ObamaCare and called for agencies to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of provisions that pose a financial threat to companies and individuals, one of which could include the mandate requiring health care coverage.
There are those who disagree with not enforcing the mandate. They say such a move could result in higher premiums if healthy people dropped out of their coverage, leaving only sick people enrolled.
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