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President Trump Still Wants to Repeal Obamacare

Ronald Brownstein
President Trump Still Wants to Repeal Obamacare

The health-care proposal likely to loom largest over the 2020 presidential election was released last week—and it didn’t come from a Democrat. In the 2020 federal budget that President Donald Trump unveiled, he renewed his commitment to repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a block-grant system that would likely strip coverage from millions of Americans, especially those in the primarily blue states that have most effectively implemented the law. The president’s plan faded from view so fast in part because it has no legislative prospects while Democrats are in control of the House.