Walking back repeal

That was fast.

Mr. Trump, in an interview to be broadcast on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” said the guarantee of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions was “one of the strongest assets” of the law. He also said he would try to preserve the measure allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26.

“We’re going to do it simultaneously — it’ll be just fine,” he said.

That’s from The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal has more:

On health care, Mr. Trump said a big reason for his shift from his call for an all-out repeal was the meeting at the White House with Mr. Obama, who, he said, suggested areas of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, to preserve. “I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that,” Mr. Trump said in his Trump Tower office.

“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” Mr. Trump said.

So, possibly just amended then? That could mean anything. Nevertheless, given his track record, I would not take President-Elect Trump’s recent statements to the bank. Best to assume everything’s on the table, and he — with the help of Congress — could bring it all crashing down to the floor.


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