Trump plans to dump Oba­macare

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

WASH­ING­TON (AP): HE REPUB­LI­CAN nom­i­nee for the pres­i­dency of the Unites States, Don­ald Trump has said that if he be­comes pres­i­dent, he would im­me­di­ately con­vene a spe­cial ses­sion of Congress to re­peal and re­place the Af­ford­able Care Act, known widely as Oba­macare.

Trump de­liv­ered what his cam­paign billed as a ma­jor speech yes­ter­day about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s health care over­haul. He spoke in the Philadel­phia sub­urbs, which are cru­cial to his hopes of win­ning Demo­crat­i­clean­ing Penn­syl­va­nia.

Trump said Oba­macare was “a catas­tro­phe” and has to be re­placed “very, very quickly”.

He said if it isn’t re­placed, “we will destroy Amer­i­can health care for­ever”.

Trump left the de­tailed crit­i­cisms of the pro­gramme

Tto Mike Pence, his run­ning mate. Pence de­liv­ered a lengthy take­down of the health law, high­light­ing the news that the cost of its pre­mi­ums are ris­ing.

Mean­while, Trump’s cam­paign will re­sume broad­cast ads in Michi­gan and be­gin ad­ver­tis­ing in New Mex­ico as he tries to cap­ture Demo­cratic-lean­ing states.

Trump’s cam­paign is ex­press­ing new con­fi­dence in the fi­nal week of the cam­paign, thanks to the re­newed fo­cus on ri­val Hil­lary Clin­ton’s email prac­tices.

The cam­paign said it will spend $25 mil­lion on ads in the fi­nal seven days of the cam­paign in Michi­gan, New Mex­ico and 11 other states.

Trump spent about US$500,000 on Michi­gan ads at the end of Au­gust and the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber.

Michi­gan hasn’t voted for a Repub­li­can since 1988. New Mex­ico voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Trump needs to cap­ture some tra­di­tion­ally Demo­cratic strongholds, but sur­veys sug­gest that will be dif­fi­cult.



Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton gives a thumbs up to a mem­ber of the me­dia as she ar­rives to board her cam­paign plane at Westch­ester County Air­port in White Plains, New YYoor­rkk, yes­ter­day.

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