Trump says 'nobody knew health care could be so complicated'

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill about GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare

"We're going to come up with a solution that makes it more affordable for the states and has a bending the cost curve for the federal government but at the same time doesn't rip the heart out of the health care systems that have been built in the states", he said. "Will you commit today to replacement protections for those Arkansans like me who will die or lose their quality of life or otherwise be unable to be participating citizens trying to get their part of the American dream?"

"Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated", Trump insisted, demonstrating an ignorance of past struggles articulated by both his predecessor, Barack Obama, and his campaign rival, Hillary Clinton; not to mention almost every health care policy expert and politician on either side of the aisle.

"It becomes ours", said the president.

"I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject", Trump said in a meeting with the nation's governors. "It's a disaster, folks".

The healthcare law's approval has jumped sharply in recent weeks, with the Trump administration and Congress promising to repeal and replace it.

The survey showed the law with 54% approval, with just 43% of respondents disapproving. "Those are the families who know health care is complicated".

"Governor Baker has repeatedly conveyed to federal officials that any changes, including block grants, resulting in a reduction of federal support for MA are unacceptable", Lizzy Guyton, a spokeswoman for the governor, said in an e-mail on Monday.

After Charleston, Dylann Roof headed for 2nd AME church, documents say
Defense attorneys argued there was no evidence to suggest Roof was going to continue his attack at another church. After his arrest, Roof told officers that he had researched other black churches.

Kasich's pitch was significantly less drastic than plans being crafted by House Republican leadership, which would cut Medicaid spending.

According to the Wall Street Journal, more than a half-dozen states are already moving to overhaul their Medicaid programs in advance of any repeal and replace legislation, seeking federal permission to impose coverage restrictions on recipients.

53% of the public say it's likely the Trump campaign discussed policy with Russian officials before the January 20 Inauguration, and most say those discussions were inappropriate.

The federal government now pays for at least 90 percent of the costs for the Hoosiers newly eligible for Medicaid.

A study by Avalere Health said the GOP plan's tax credits based on age, which would replace the ACA's subsidies to consumers, would not be large enough for many to purchase insurance. Obamacare at least made insurance companies deliver quality plans at lower cost, literally helping tens of millions of people - among offering many, many other protections and benefits for consumers, not to mention the federal deficit. "Keep the law and work with Democrats on reasonable fixes", he added. He said, however, that the party needed to repeal the ACA in order to achieve "the fair thing for the people".

"We have a plan that I think is going to be fantastic".

The Republican proposal would reduce what the federal government pays the state to cover medical bills for the next three years and would make bigger changes in 2020, reducing what the state receives by about $2 billion per year, said Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas.

Related News:

  • Vehicle  bomb kills dozens after Isis driven out of Syrian town

    Vehicle bomb kills dozens after Isis driven out of Syrian town

    With its support, the rebels launched an offensive to take Al-Bab past year . He added that those who remain "are very risky people".
    Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

    Thailand wins for worst traffic in world

    Traffic in other global cities can be "more severe" for shorter periods, "but people in L.A. tend to sit in it longer", he says. The capital is the second most congested city in Europe after Moscow, and is the seventh most gridlocked city on the planet.
    Champions League: Aguero strikes in comeback win for City

    Champions League: Aguero strikes in comeback win for City

    His teams at Barcelona and Bayern Munich never just sat back and defended. "People think it is easy for Manchester City". The full-backs play like wingers and the wingers play like attacking midfielders.
  • Sixers Announce Ben Simmons Will Miss Remainder Of The Season

    Sixers Announce Ben Simmons Will Miss Remainder Of The Season

    He underwent surgery in early October to fix what is termed an acute Jones fracture in his fifth metatarsal in his right foot. That's the bad news. "I have always known that there was a desire to get him back on the court when healthy", Colangelo said.
    Chris Paul cleared to return to play

    Chris Paul cleared to return to play

    Los Angeles' Chris Paul could make his Ali-like return to the hardwood tonight as the Clippers travel to Golden State (-12.5). Kevin Durant notched 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, while Klay Thompson accounted for 18 points and four helpers.
    Kerala cops moral police couple, get recorded on Facebook Live

    Kerala cops moral police couple, get recorded on Facebook Live

    In the FB video, Vishnu is then seen demanding to know what law he broke by sitting with his arm around the shoulders of a woman. The constables, she said, asked whether they were married or not. "We were asked whether we are going to marry or not".
  • Trump says he's skipping White House Correspondents' dinner

    Trump says he's skipping White House Correspondents' dinner

    On Friday, several major news outlets, including CNN and The New York Times , were excluded from a briefing with Spicer. Also as of yesterday, the WHCA was going ahead with the annual dinner, set for April 29 at the Hinckley Hilton in D.C.
    United Kingdom  economy accelerates but still loses fastest in G7 crown

    United Kingdom economy accelerates but still loses fastest in G7 crown

    The BoE this month signalled that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates with so much Brexit-related uncertainty ahead. The ONS also pointed out that there was a drop in business investment, which fell by one percent in the last quarter.
    Lakers Trade Lou Williams To Rockets For Corey Brewer, First-Round Pick

    Lakers Trade Lou Williams To Rockets For Corey Brewer, First-Round Pick

    Williams is at the peak of his career with a point average of 18.6 per game and 3-point field goal percentage of.385. Chandler would give a defensive boost, while Gallinari is a better all-around offensive option than Lou Williams .
  • Steelers Reportedly Place Franchise Tag on Le'Veon Bell

    Steelers Reportedly Place Franchise Tag on Le'Veon Bell

    Brown has one year left on his current deal and will probably become the league's highest-paid receiver on his next contract. Bell will presumably want a long-term deal, and the Steelers will have to figure out how to accommodate him.
    Drug OD deaths almost  tripled since 1999, CDC says

    Drug OD deaths almost tripled since 1999, CDC says

    While all age groups saw increases in death, the 55-to-64 group saw the biggest increase, with a five-fold jump since 1999. The suicide rate is 13.4 deaths per 100,000 and the rate of deaths from auto accidents is 11.1 deaths per 100,000 people.
    AMD's Latest Challenge To Intel Are Chips That Cost Half As Much

    AMD's Latest Challenge To Intel Are Chips That Cost Half As Much

    The comparatively low clock speeds of the Ryzen 7 range mean they won't be well suited to gaming workloads, for instance. Worldwide availability of Ryzen-based desktops will commence 2 March, with pre-orders starting on 22 February .


Most liked

Vehicle crash turns deadly after driver shoots 8-year-old girl
Thomas said her daughter had attended Houston ISD's MacGregor Elementary. "I thought she was coming to help", Thomas said. Thomas believes somebody knows who the murderer is, possibly the person in the vehicle she crashed into.

This is what Sunderland need to secure Premier League survival - David Moyes
Lukaku's goal on Saturday equalled Everton's club-record Premier League tally set by Duncan Ferguson, now a member of the first-team coaching staff.

Amal Clooney's Baby Bump Steals the Spotlight in Paris
But George insisted this week that he and his wife do not know the twins' gender. " Amal is awesome . In the meantime, George and Amal still have a lot to do to get ready for the babies.

Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan tied atop Honda Classic leaderboard
If he continues to excel on the greens over the next two days, he will be celebrating his first career win on the PGA Tour. A year ago at the Honda Classic , Fowler shot a pair of 66s for 8-under and held the halfway-point lead through 36 holes.

Syrian sides face off under United Nations flag, asked to work together
This time, de Mistura has voiced hope that he will manage to bring the two sides together for direct talks. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Syria and the Levant, was in Geneva for the talks, officials said.

Rugby stars James O'Connor and Ali Williams arrested on drugs charges
Racing 92 have confirmed second row Ali Williams has been suspended after being arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine. According to reports Williams tried to discard three packets of white powder which were discovered by investigators.

Hawks send Tiago Splitter to 76ers for Ersan Ilyasova
His contract is up after the season and is owed just about the same amount of money as Ilyasova. He started the year with the Oklahoma City Thunder before getting traded to the 76ers.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Said Old Transgender Guidelines Were 'Overreach'
Many pointed to DeVos' affluent background as a billionaire heiress from one of Michigan's most powerful families. We are blind to our prejudices until we finally see them, and then we wonder how we failed to see them all along.

Deron Williams Expected to Be Waived by Mavericks to Join Cavaliers
During the 16-17 season, Williams is averaging 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 29.3 minutes per game. Ferrell averaged 15.3 points per game and 4.6 assists, leading the Mavs to five wins in seven games as a starter.

Major break in the case of missing Georgia teacher
In an interview in 2016, Channel 2 Action News interviewed a man who started a podcast about the case. Witnesses last saw Grinstead at a beauty pageant, then at a co-worker's barbecue before she went home.

Off-duty LAPD officer fires gun during physical struggle with teenage boy
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said in a statement that Anaheim was committed to a full and impartial investigation of the incident. Apparently, teens and children walk across the officer's lawn as part of a commonly used route to local schools.

'The Elder Scrolls Online's' Homestead Update is now available on Xbox One
The Elder Scrolls Online is heading deep into the nostalgia mines this June, with the release of the Morrowind based expansion. Bethesda claims that the main story will take over 30 hours to complete, and that players will be able to play as a new class.

On Murdered Teen's Cellphone, a Voice Says, 'Down the Hill'
Officials are asking anyone who may have taken pictures in the area or was just on the trail to contact authorities immediately. Indiana State Police gave an update Wednesday morning on the investigation into the murders of two girls in Delphi, Indiana.

Newport MP brands Trump a 'petulant child' during state visit debate
A SENIOR minister last night warned MPs that they threatened national security by trying to block Donald Trump's state visit. Trump might get his parade with Queen Elizabeth and his state banquet in Buckingham Palace someday while in office .

Jay Z: From Marcy to VC
His slow crawl into the VC world can be traced back in 2011, when Roc Nation invested in Stance , a "premium sock company". He's also invested in JetSmarter and Uber, according to Crunchbase , which collects VC investment data.