Donald Trump says that his health care plan is the “insurance for all.”
And that means that we are about to find out what kind of Republican President he will be.
Trump’s comments to the Washington Post, it is in conflict with the Paul Ryan wing of the GOP, which has been waiting six years to junk Barack Obama’s signature program. And the incoming President doesn’t seem to care.
He says, in a classic Trumpism that everyone is “covered.”
Now I have to argue with me much of the campaign, that Trump was a one-time Democrat, far from an Orthodox Republican. This was clear when he said repeatedly to me and other interviewers that he is not Medicare touch, despite the standard GOP position, the rising claim will have to spend the craft. Trump appealed to the working class voters in part by a mixture of conservative and moderate positions.
ObamaCare is always a ticking time bomb for future repeal effort. It is a fact of the Beltway, that there is benefit in a zillion times harder for the abolition of the existing government, as a block a new one. With 20 million people added to the insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act, the prospect of losing you, cover would be a PR nightmare for the Republicans.
First of all, the GOP are inclined to seemed to be lifting now and promises to replace the program in a few years. But Trump insisted that both are in the same time.
For Trump’s insistence that no one should lose health insurance, here is the warning shot: “I think we get the approval. I’m not going to tell you how, but we get the approval. You see, what happened in the house in the last few weeks.” This was an obvious note, as well as the house GOP, armed with a single tweet, to move in a reversal of his ill-advised to gut the congressional ethics office.
ObamaCare has many problems, including rising premiums, and all the people, the promise lost their plans and access to their doctors, in spite of the President.
But when Trump said he wanted two essential elements—is not a ban on pre-existing conditions and young people stay on parents ‘ policies until 26, it was clear that the whole program would not be sent to the trash-heap.
None of this means that the Ryan Republicans are fighting for their vision of a stripped-down vehicle, perhaps with individual health savings accounts. And Trump can learn that the provision of “lower premiums”, he said in the Post, is complicated, in a program with so many interlocking parts. He also said he would pressure from the Pharma to lower the prices, as he does with Boeing and the cost of the next Air Force One aircraft.
Whether Trump can bring better health-care program for a landing, or it will be entangled test in Capitol Hill quicksand—an early, if he can campaign rhetoric turning into reality.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET). He is the author of five books and has its headquarters in Washington. You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.