Trump: ACA Is Similar To Obama, You Only Like It When It’s Gone
President Donald Trump hosted a receptive audience of voters who oppose the Affordable Care Act at a listening session in the White House. "When [Obama] left, people liked him. When he was here, people didn't like him so much. That's the way life goes. It's human nature," the president said.
The Associated Press:
Trump: GOP Bill Will Push Insurance Costs 'Down, Down, Down'
President Donald Trump sought to highlight complaints about the Obama health care law Monday, including a gripe of his own, that the law is "a disaster" but that the media makes it look "wonderful." (3/13)
The Wall Street Journal:
At White House, Patients Share Complaints About Obamacare
Mr. Trump hosted people with complaints about the pricing and coverage of the current insurance system in the White House on Monday as he kicked off the second week of the administration’s make-or-break effort to overturn the 2010 health law and replace it with what he called a “thing of beauty.” (Radnofsky, 3/13)
The Washington Post:
Trump Compares Coverage Of Obamacare To Obama’s Popularity: ‘When He Left, People Liked Him’
Turns out Obamacare is a little bit like its namesake president: kind of popular. President Trump is in the midst of his pitch to the American public that it's time to throw out the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and replace it with a new Republican bill, the American Health Care Act. The problem is, according to Trump, the press and the public have come down with something akin to seller's remorse. (Phillip, 3/13)
Trump Warns It Could Take Several Years For Health Costs To Drop
President Donald Trump said it could take several years for health insurance prices to start to drop under an Obamacare replacement plan he is promoting, creating a rocky transition period that could pose a risk for members of Congress up for re-election next year and Trump’s own bid for a second term in 2020. In a meeting at the White House Monday with a group of small business owners, doctors and individuals who said their plans were canceled or that they saw a spike in health-insurance costs since Obamacare was enacted, Trump offered reassurances but warned that any relief won’t be immediate. (Pettypiece, 3/13)
The New York Times:
Fact Check: Trump’s Critiques Of The Affordable Care Act
President Trump blamed the news media on Monday morning for “making Obamacare look so good” as he spoke at a listening session with nine people he characterized as “victims” of the health care law. Mr. Trump repeated his declaration that “Obamacare is a disaster” — a sentiment echoed more specifically by White House and cabinet officials in the past few days. (Qiu, 3/13)
The Associated Press Fact Check:
What About Trump's Vow On Health Coverage?
President Donald Trump told Americans he'd do it all on health care: "insurance for everybody," better coverage and lower consumer costs. By the reckoning of nonpartisan budget analysts at Congress, that's not what will happen if the Republican bill he's backing becomes law. (3/14)