President-elect Donald Trump released a brief, 310-word healthcare plan last week. In it, Trump outlined his plans for repealing Obamacare, vowing to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises.
Trump’s plan lays out seven actions he says Congress must take to reform healthcare:
- Repeal Obamacare, eliminating the individual mandate
- Allow the sale of health insurance across state lines
- Allow individuals to deduct health insurance premium payments from their tax returns
- Allow individuals to use Health Savings Accounts
- Require price transparency from healthcare providers
- Block-grant Medicaid to states
- Remove barriers to entry into free markets for drug providers
Trump says that these changes will “broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of the care available to all Americans.”
The President-elect’s plan also mentions the need to reform mental health programs, something he believes should receive bi-partisan support.
“These straightforward reforms, along with many others I have proposed throughout my campaign, will ensure that together we will Make America Great Again,” Trump said.