President Donald Trump on Monday pledged that his yet-to-be-unveiled health care plan will cause premiums to “start tumbling down” and produce “real” health care.
“If our healthcare plan is approved, you will see real healthcare and premiums will start tumbling down,” Trump said on Twitter. “ObamaCare is in a death spiral!”
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Republicans’ first attempt to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act failed last month, and the White House indicated last week that it was preparing a revised version of the House health care bill to debate as early as this week, ahead of Trump’s 100th day in office.
Republicans have not yet presented their proposal publicly, however, nor has it received a score from the Congressional Budget Office.
Obamacare is frequently criticized because some insurance premiums have risen since its enactment.
The CBO’s report on the failed House Republican bill, the American Health Care Act, predicted that the legislation would increase average premiums in the insurance marketplaces before 2020 and lower them after that point, “relative to projections under current law.”
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