Trump promises decreased premiums as part of healthcare reform

President Donald Trump vowed a revised ACA replacement plan will include decreased premiums, reports Politico.

On Monday, the president tweeted the revised plan, if approved, would result in "real healthcare" and "tumbling" premiums." He added: "ObamaCare is in a death spiral!"

President Trump has long promised to repeal and replace the ACA. However, the GOP's first proposal, dubbed the American Health Care Act, was pulled from the House floor last month due to lack of support.

Still, President Trump, who is nearing his 100-days milestone in the Oval Office, has indicated a revised bill is in the works. A timeline for such legislation remains unclear.

Under the AHCA, average premiums were projected to rise in 2018 and 2019 and then decrease until settling 10 percent below current levels, according to the Congressional Budget Office's initial score of the bill.

 

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