Wednesday during a cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump discussed the Republican’s tax bill and said the repeal of individual mandate in the bill meant Obamacare has “essentially” been repealed.
Trump said, “The individual mandate is being repealed. When the individual mandate is being repealed that means Obamacare is being repealed because they get their money from the individual mandate. So the individual mandate is being repealed. So in this bill not only do we have massive tax cuts and tax reform, we have essentially repealed Obamacare. And we’ll come up with something that will be much better. Whether it’s block grants or whether it’s taking what we have and doing something terrific. But Obamacare has been repealed in this bill.”
He added, “We didn’t want to bring it up. I tell people specifically, be quiet with media because I don’t want them talking too much about it, because I didn’t know how people — but now that it’s approved, I can say the individual mandate on health care where you had to pay not to have insurance — okay, think of that one. You pay not to have insurance. The individual mandate has been repealed.”
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