Donald Trump, making his final pitch to voters with election day looming, said Tuesday that a vote for him was a vote to repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare. At a rally in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee reiterated his promise to make healthcare more affordable and more accessible for millions of Americans suffering under the current system.
“When we win on Nov. 8, and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare,” he said. “We have to do it. I will ask Congress to convene a special session so we can repeal and replace, and it will be such an honor for me, for you, and for everybody in this country because Obamacare has to be replaced, and we will do it, and we will do it very, very quickly. It’s a catastrophe.”
Trump’s message has perhaps never been more relevant; with the Obamacare marketplace once again open for enrollments, Americans all over the country have been astounded by skyrocketing premiums that make a joke out of the name “Affordable” Care Act. Many are being forced out of the system altogether, unable to pay the exorbitant costs associated with the plans.
“The Obama administration has just announced massive double-digit and triple-digit Obamacare premium hikes everywhere, all throughout the country,” said Trump. “Here in Pennsylvania, premiums are going to increase more than 60 percent, and that’s nothing compared what will happen in the future. Of course in the future, if I’m president, there won’t be Obamacare, so you don’t have to worry about it.”
Trump said he would push Congress to come up with a new healthcare plan that would include healthcare savings accounts and a national insurance market that would bring much-needed competition back to the industry. He said also that he would allow states to manage Medicaid dollars and put the power of choice back in the hands of patients.
“It will be a much better healthcare at much less cost,” he said.
With much being made over the FBI’s newly re-started investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, the astronomical insurance premiums hitting voters across the country may actually be the surprise that puts Trump into the White House.