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Trump: There is no such thing as ObamaCare anymore

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President Trump on Monday blasted ObamaCare, saying it is “dead” and “finished.”

“ObamaCare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting.

“You shouldn’t even mention it, it’s gone. There is no such thing as ObamaCare anymore. It is a — and I said this years ago — it’s a concept that couldn’t have worked.”

{mosads}Trump added that in the law’s “best days,” it couldn’t have worked.

The comments come after the White House announced last week that it would end key payments to insurers selling ObamaCare plans.

The decision marked Trump’s most aggressive move yet to dismantle the law.

The Trump administration has continued making the disbursements to insurers, known as cost-sharing reduction payments, on a monthly basis. But Trump had consistently threatened to end the payments, which were worth an estimated $7 billion this year.

In response, several states signed onto a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in California to oppose the move.

However, ObamaCare isn’t “dead” or “finished.” Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. 

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