Trump: 'ObamaCare Is a Disgrace to Our Nation'
After meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the White House on Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed a question from a reporter about his declaration that "ObamaCare is dead."
Trump doubled down in his criticism of former President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 healthcare law.
"ObamaCare is virtually dead. At best you could say it's [on] its final legs," Trump said, arguing that premiums are "through the roof" and deductibles are too high.
"ObamaCare is a disgrace to our nation, and we are solving the problem of ObamaCare," he said.
Trump campaigned on the promise to repeal and replace the health care law, and he has expressed frustration with the Republican-controlled Senate for failing to pass health care reform legislation.
Trump announced last week he would end cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies, which help lower-income Americans afford health insurance.
That came after he signed an executive order that aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans by allowing insurance companies to sell short-term, low-cost plans that fall short of coverage requirements under Obama’s law.