Trump calls on Congress to replace “unsustainable” Affordable Care Act

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 03 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1145
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

In his first speech before the US Congress, Tuesday 28 February, President Donald Trump called Democrats and Republicans to work with his administration to replace the Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” with reforms that “expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and, at the same time, provide better healthcare.”

Citing rising premiums and the limited choice of plans on the insurance marketplaces created by the 2010 health law, Trump said that Congress had to “save Americans from this imploding Obamacare disaster.”

Speaking for the Democrats in response, Steve Beshear, a former Democratic governor …

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