President-elect Donald Trump is now appearing to be willing to compromise on Obamacare after having a meeting with President Obama.
Donald Trump has told reporters that he is prepared to reconsider his stance on the issue after having an interview with Obama, who is reported to have shared information which has persuaded Trump to consider not abolishing Obamacare.
Trump has announced that rather than completely destroying Obamacare he would like to keep the “good bits” such as not allowing discrimination based on pre-existing medical conditions and allowing young Americans to continue to use their parent’s healthcare plans.
Donald Trump has told reporters that “Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” declaring that his meeting with Obama has caused him to reconsider his views on the health care plan.
“I told him I would look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Trump told reporters interviewing him.
This statement will likely appeal to voters on the left of the political spectrum as it shows that Trump is willing to compromise and make deals.
Trump makes great deals
One of the main reasons that Trump was elected was because of his deal-making ability, and this potential deal with Obama once again demonstrates that Trump can be a great diplomat.
Over the last year, Trump as being constantly talking about the disadvantages of Obamacare, this meeting with Obama shows that Trump is willing to select the good parts and completely dump the rest.
President-elect Donald Trump also has the opinion that no American should have to die on the streets just because they do not have medical insurance.
He has repeatedly spoken at his rallies that he is going to create a system where every American can get at least some level of healthcare regardless of their income.
A quote from Trump which highlights this can be seen below.
“Everybody’s got to be included. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say,”
“I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it loses me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”
Donald Trump also has a strong opinion on that pre-existing conditions clause, when he talks about wanting to keep it because we need it
“I want to keep pre-existing conditions.”
I think we need it. I think it’s a modern age. And I think we have to have it,” Trump told Dana Bash.