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Donald Trump plans to leave key Obamacare provisions alone

Trump reportedly changed his stance after meeting with President Obama.


Andrew Couts


Published Nov 11, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 2:41 pm CDT

President-elect Donald Trump says he will keep a number of key Affordable Care Act provisions intact, after campaigning on the promise of repealing Obamacare, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Trump will reportedly leave rules requiring insurance companies to cover customers with pre-existing conditions, as well as the provision that allows parents to cover their children until 25 years old. 

“I like those very much,” Trump told WSJ.

Trump’s shift on the controversial healthcare law follows his 90-minute meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, two days after Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. 

The Affordable Care Act is considered the most substantial policy enacted under Obama’s time in office. Some 100,000 people reportedly signed up for insurance under the law in the day after Trump got elected.

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2016, 6:40 pm CST