President Trump laid out new details Tuesday night on how he and Republican lawmakers will begin to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
In his primetime address to a joint session of Congress, Trump gave a basic blueprint on what he intends to do, which includes making sure people with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage, allowing people to buy insurance across state lines and offer tax credits.
Here are a few of the principles he said “should guide the Congress as we move to create a better healthcare system for all Americans.”
- Ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage, and that there is a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges.
- Help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts.
- Give governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid.
- Implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from “unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance.”
- Work to drive down “the artificially high” price of drugs.
- Allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines.