Sunday, May 7, 2017

How the House healthcare bill measures up to Trump's promises

President Trump has made some bold promises about the Republican healthcare plan.

In March, he tweeted that the healthcare process will “end in a beautiful picture!” And he’s now one step closer to achieving an overhaul, with the House passing legislation on Thursday to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Yet work on the legislation is far from over. Senate Republicans have promised to make major changes to the House’s bill, and the White House has emphasized that the plan is still a work in progress.

In the meantime, here’s a look at how Trump’s promises stack up to the House bill.

“Insurance for everybody”
“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told The Washington Post in January.

It’s unclear whether Trump meant that everyone in the country would have coverage — so-called universal care — or whether he wanted everyone to have access to insurance, the goal that congressional Republicans have emphasized.  

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