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Pence: Trump’s ‘focus out of the gate’ will be ObamaCare repeal

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Donald Trump plans to take on ObamaCare at the start of his first term.

{mosads}”Decisions have been made by the president-elect that he wants to focus out of the gate on repealing Obamacare,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“And beginning the process of replacing Obamacare with the kind of free-market solutions that he campaigned on.”

Trump vowed throughout his campaign to repeal and replace Obamacare, often railing against President Obama’s signature healthcare law.

After his victory and a meeting with the president, however, Trump said he might not pursue a full repeal of ObamaCare when he takes office.

“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal after he was elected to the White House.
 
Trump said he planned to keep two of the law’s more popular provisions: protections for people with preexisting conditions and allowing young people to remain on their parents’ plan until age 26.
 
“I like those very much,” Trump told the Journal.
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