President Trump began his address to the nation on Friday by honoring women and their achievements, before launching into a speech about the disastrous results of Obamacare and noting that premiums have “gone up 4,000 percent.”
Trump noted that Obamacare left many Americans “without choices.” Higher health insurance costs and less coverage was peppered with a variety of bureaucratic mandates, he said, adding that “action on Obamacare is an urgent necessity.”
Trump stated, “[The Obamacare law] is collapsing around us, and if we do not act to save Americans from this wreckage, it will take our healthcare system all the way down with it. We must repeal and replace Obamacare.”
To that end, Trump noted that the initiative House Republicans have put forth is a three-pronged plan that will repeal and replace the failed healthcare law, “which will empower states and consumers,” providing them with choices and the freedom to make their own decisions. He emphasized that the new plan will also lower healthcare and insurance costs, “providing healthcare access for all.”
Dr. Tom Price, secretary of Health and Human Services, will use his authority to reduce the regulations that are driving up the costs of healthcare, said the president.
Trump also noted that the new plan will “allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines,” fulfilling a promise he often made when he was a presidential candidate.
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