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Trump says reform is now

Trump: ObamaCare replacement coming in 'a couple of weeks'

By Max Greenwood
The Hill, February 18, 2017

President Trump said on Saturday that a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will come "in a couple of weeks."

"We are going to be submitting in a couple of weeks a great healthcare plan that's going to take the place of the disaster known as ObamaCare," he said at a campaign rally in Melbourne, Fla. "It will be repealed and replaced."

"Just so you understand, our plan will be much better healthcare at a much lower cost," he added.

http://thehill.com...

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Trump: Tax reform plan is 'very well finalized' but will come after ACA repeal

By Jacob Pramuk
CNBC, February 22, 2017

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a Republican tax reform plan is nearly done but reiterated it will come after an Affordable Care Act repeal measure.

"Before we do the tax — which is actually very well finalized — but we can't submit it until the health care statutorily or otherwise," Trump told reporters before a White House budget meeting. "So we're doing the health care — again moving along very well — sometime during the month of March, maybe mid-to-early March, we'll be submitting something that I think people will be very impressed by."

http://www.cnbc.com...

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Comment:

By Don McCanne, M.D.

Health care reform is going to happen right now. This week members of Congress in town hall meetings throughout the nation are facing thousands of angry citizens who are demanding single payer reform. Wait a minute. Is that right?

Not exactly. The message that they are hearing is they do not want to lose the benefits of the Affordable Care Act but rather they want something better.

Where is that resounding voice of the people demanding single payer reform? President Trump needs to see the new article published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine that shows him how he actually can provide his wish of  “much better healthcare at a much lower cost.” But he will never see the article if we don’t make enough noise to penetrate the right-wing guard that is surrounding him.

The article he needs to see immediately:

Single-Payer Reform: The Only Way to Fulfill the President's Pledge of More Coverage, Better Benefits, and Lower Costs

By Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH; David U. Himmelstein, MD

http://annals.org...