After a day in Washington D.C. Thursday, less than 48 hours after winning the White House, President-elect Donald Trump indicated one of his main focuses in the first 100 days of his presidency will be healthcare.
On the campaign trail throughout the year, Trump promised voters a repeal of Obamacare.
With Trump's victory, the end of the collapsing program is coming. Under President Obama's tenure, Republicans voted over 50 times to repeal Obamacare, but were met with roadblocks from former Majority Leader Harry Reid and veto threats from the Oval Office. With a Republican majority in the House, Senate and a Republican president, the path to repealing Obamacare is wide open.
Republicans have been criticized and accused of failing to provide a plan to replace Obamacare. Speaker Ryan produced a plan earlier this year.
Trump has also offered a series of healthcare solutions.
Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.
Work with states to establish high-risk pools to ensure access to coverage for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage.
Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, in all 50 states, creating a dynamic market.
Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will better serve their low-income citizens.
During an interview Thursday with CNN, former Republican Senator and Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said with a Republican majority, there are is no excuse not to move for repeal.
No more excuses! It’s time to repeal Obamacare. pic.twitter.com/bZJSggPkkG— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) November 10, 2016