Trump: Dems, GOP will eventually develop 'great new HealthCare plan'

Trump: Dems, GOP will eventually develop 'great new HealthCare plan'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE indicated on Tuesday that he thinks lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will come together and develop a new health-care proposal after the recently passed GOP tax-cut bill repealed ObamaCare’s individual mandate.

"Based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time) ObamaCare, the Democrats & Republicans will eventually come together and develop a great new HealthCare plan!" Trump tweeted.

Republicans have wanted to slash the mandate that required Americans buy insurance or face a tax penalty for years, targeting the provision in every iteration of their ObamaCare repeal bill pushes earlier this year.


They succeeded in gutting the mandate by passing the party-line GOP tax overhaul, the first major legislative victory for the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers this year.

“When the individual mandate is being repealed that means ObamaCare is being repealed,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting earlier this month at the White House.

“We have essentially repealed ObamaCare, and we will come up with something much better," the president added.

The move, however, came at the warning of health care experts and industry groups who said slashing the individual mandates through the tax cut bill could shake the stability of the ObamaCare markets, possibly making premiums rise as well as scaring insurers into dropping out of the health-care market exchanges.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that 13 million fewer Americans will be covered in 2027 without the mandate, while also predicting that premiums will rise 10 percent.