Donald Trump sat down for an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Friday, in which the president-elect unveiled some plans for fixing the American healthcare system.
Throughout both his primary and general election campaigns, Trump promised voters he would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and stressed to WSJ the need to act “quickly” to achieve that end.
Still, Trump hinted he might be open to amending Obamacare instead of pushing an outright repeal.
He explained he likes two provisions “very much” and would like to keep them if possible.
According to WJS, Trump “favors keeping the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies.”
Trump credits his Thursday meeting with Obama in changing his mind on the total repeal.
“I told [Obama] I will look at his suggestions,” he stated. “Out of respect, I will do that.”
“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.”
On Wednesday, Ben Carson told Politico “of course” he plans on helping the Trump administration fix the Affordable Care Act but stressed the need to find a legitimate replacement plan before initiating a repeal. (RELATED: Carson — ‘Of Course’ I’ll Help Trump Repeal Obamacare)