Trump’s Shocking Plan for Obamacare



If Trump becomes president he will establish a massive government program to replace Obamacare. He wants Universal HealthCare which does not necessarily have to include Single Payer but it can. The options are listed below.

Are we looking at Singapore insurance?

STEPHANOPOULOS: “You say that Ted Cruz is a liar, but you have said that you want everyone to be covered on health care and the government is going to pay for it. How is that not ObamaCare?”

TRUMP: “I want people takes — that’s true. I want people taken care of. I have a heart. I want people taken care of. If people have no money, we have to help people. But that doesn’t mean single payer. It means we have to help people. If somebody has no money and they’re lying in the middle of the street and they’re dying, I’m going to take care of that person…”

People are dying in the streets? Isn’t that the lie we were sold for Obamacare?

STEPHANOPOULOS: “How do you do it?”

TRUMP: “— and try and get them back to health. We’re going to work with our hospitals. We’re going to work with our doctors. We’ve got to do something. You can’t have a — a small percentage of our economy, because they’re down and out, have absolutely no protection so they end up dying from, you know, what you could have a simple procedure or even a pill. You can’t do that. We’ll work something out. That doesn’t mean single payer. And I mean, maybe he’s got no heart. And if this means I lose an election, that’s fine, because, frankly, we have to take care of the people in our country. We can’t let them die on the sidewalks of New York or the sidewalks of Iowa or anywhere else. So — but that’s not single payer and as far as ObamaCare is concerned, one of the staples of my speech — and you can ask any of my many supporters — is repeal and replace ObamaCare. It’s a disaster. The premiums are—”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “[indecipherable]”

TRUMP: “— going up 25, 35, 45 percent, George. The — the deduct — I mean you take a look at what’s going on with — with ObamaCare, it’s an outrage. It’s probably going to fail on its own unless the Republicans renew it, like they have been, in ‘17.”[crosstalk]

TRUMP: “But by ‘17, ObamaCare will fail on its own. But a whole staple of my campaign is repealing, getting rid of ObamaCare and replacing it.”


Universal Health Care (UHC), which he is proposing, includes Single Payer and was recently defined at Forbes as including two features:

1. Healthcare legislation explicitly states that the entire population is covered under a specified health plan, including a specific package of services is available and [the] identifiable year (and such legislative text can be identified online).

2. The country’s population access to skilled attendance at birth and healthcare insurance (including social health insurance, state coverage, private health insurance, and employer based insurance based on the International Labor Organization data) must be greater than 90%, which serve as broader proxy indicators for access to care, using the latest data available and based on the ILO threshold.

The types of UHC include:

Single Payer: The government provides insurance for all residents (or citizens) and pays all health care expenses except for copays and coinsurance. Providers may be public, private, or a combination of both.

Two-Tier: The government provides or mandates catastrophic or minimum insurance coverage for all residents (or citizens) while allowing the purchase of additional voluntary insurance or fee-for service care when desired. In Singapore all residents receive a catastrophic policy from the government coupled with a health savings account that they use to pay for routine care. In other countries like Ireland and Israel, the government provides a core policy which the majority of the population supplement with private insurance.

Insurance Mandate: The government mandates that all citizens purchase insurance, whether from private, public, or non-profit insurers. In some cases the insurer list is quite restrictive, while in others a healthy private market for insurance is simply regulated and standardized by the government. In this kind of system insurers are barred from rejecting sick individuals and individuals are required to purchase insurance, in order to prevent typical health care market failures from arising. [ObamaCare?]

Trump also supports other big government options including touchback amnesty.

This is what he said in September.


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