Trump promises his Obamacare replacement plan will cover all
11:12 PM, Jan 15, 2017
7:22 AM, Jan 16, 2017
(CNN) -- President-elect Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that aims to provide "insurance for all," he told the Washington Post.
Also, he will demand that drug companies negotiate directly with Medicare and Medicaid and lower their prices, saying they will no longer be "politically protected."
Trump's weekend interview with the Washington Post comes just after Congress took its first steps to dismantle President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform law. The House on Friday followed the Senate in approving a budget resolution that would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. Committees in both chambers will now work out the details of repealing and replacing the law.
However, after nearly seven years of vowing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans are fracturing over how to do actually go about doing it. Some want to slow down the repeal effort until a replacement plan is unveiled. Others, including Trump, want to take action more quickly.