It has just been revealed during an interview with President-elect Donald Trump that he will likely keep Obamacare for preexisting conditions, USA Today reports.
Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal during an interview on Friday that he may decide to keep parts of Obamacare, including parts that benefit those with preexisting conditions, as well as the ability for parents to keep their children on their insurance until they reach the age of 26.
Further, Trump revealed that he would quickly work on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) due to the fact it is too expensive for people to use.If President-elect Trump would decide to keep a portion of Obamacare, this would save many people who suffer from preexisting conditions, including cancer.
Jackie Elledge told USA Today that she suffers from Stage-4 cancer. She lost her job and was unable to afford full-price insurance. Fortunately, Jackie was able to use Obamacare's subsidized program, as she didn't qualify for Medicare for two more years. Since she was able to be covered by Obamacare, Jackie is able to have her chemotherapy treatments, which is what has kept her alive.
"I should not have to worry about being able to get health insurance while I am fighting for my life."While Donald Trump has made it loud and clear that he planned to ditch Obamacare the moment he took office, he suddenly had a change of heart after speaking with President Obama on Thursday, Slate reports.
"I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that. Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced."Recently, many Americans were very disappointed after they received a letter stating that their healthcare premiums were increasing by as much as 22 percent. This is three times more of an increase as their was between 2014 and 2015, ABC News reports.
While Obamacare cannot deny people who have preexisting conditions, it can significantly raise their premiums. Unfortunately, without Obamacare, those with preexisting conditions would be unable to obtain health insurance.
On Sunday at 7 p.m., President-elect Trump will appear on 60 Minutes for a post-election interview. Donald Trump told Lesley Stahl that there will be no lapse between healthcare changes. Trump promised that he will offer great healthcare for much less money than Obamacare.
During the interview, President Trump did admit that President Obama politely asked him to reconsider repealing Obamacare. Out of respect, President Trump did agree to look at his suggestions, CBS News reveals.
This wasn't the first time that Donald Trump has mentioned keeping Obamacare for those with preexisting conditions. During a debate in Texas back in February, Trump discussed how he would like to keep healthcare for preexisting conditions.
"I would absolutely get rid of Obamacare. I want to keep preexisting conditions. It's a modern age, and I think we have to have it."During the interview with Lesley Stahl, President-elect Trump mentioned Hillary's phone call to him when she conceded.
"It was a lovely call and it was a tough call for her. I can imagine. Tougher for her than it would have been for me. I mean, for me, it would have been very, very difficult. She couldn't have been nicer. She just said, 'Congratulations, Donald, well done.'"Donald Trump also stated that former president Bill Clinton also gave him a congratulating phone call.
"He couldn't have been more gracious. He said it was an amazing run. One of the most amazing he's ever seen."As of right now, there are no promises that President-elect Trump will keep Obamacare, but he is thinking about it. Do you think that President-elect Trump should keep Obamacare?
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