NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In his first press conference since the election, President-Elect Donald Trump called “Obamacare” a “total disaster” and vowed to repeal and replace it immediately.
Trump said a replacement for “Obamacare” will be offered with the confirmation of his health secretary.READ MORE: Manhattan, Brooklyn Residents Sue City To Stop Permanent Outdoor Dining
“We are going to have a healthcare that is far less expensive and far better,” Trump said.
On Wednesday Trump called the President Obama’s health care law “a complete and total disaster” and said it was “imploding.” He argued that Republicans would do doing a “tremendous service” for Democrats by replacing the law.READ MORE: 'Phantom Of The Opera,' Broadway's Longest Running Show, Resumes Performances
Trump has repeatedly said that repealing and replacing “Obamacare” was a top priority, but he has never fully explained how he planned to do it.
Speaker Paul Ryan has said that the House would seek to take both steps “concurrently.”
But Trump’s promise to repeal and replace the health care law “essentially simultaneously,” even in the same day, week or hour, is almost certainly impossible to achieve.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates 80th Birthday In Harlem
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