Former President Donald Trump said this week that he would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed into law by former President Barack Obama with his own healthcare program. The news comes as Trump outlines a number of policy initiatives if he is elected to another term next November.
Trump made the statement on social media, declaring that the healthcare act, also known as Obamacare, was “too expensive, and otherwise, not good healthcare.”
The former president promised to “come up with a much better, and less expensive, alternative!”
“People will be happy, not sad!” he said.
This is not the first time that Trump promised to improve the healthcare system. Earlier this year, the former president said that replacing Obamacare with a better system “will be a priority of the Trump administration.”
“It is not a matter of cost, it is a matter of HEALTH,” wrote the former president. “America will have one of the best Healthcare Plans anywhere in the world. Right now it has one of the WORST!”
Trump plans to replace Obamacare with new, less expensive health care program https://t.co/8UEzssrdBD
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 26, 2023
The former president attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act during his time in office but was unable to. Many conservatives criticized the plan as causing limitations of service and causing an increase in health care costs.
Since the launch of Obamacare in 2010, the program has seen a number of issues, including a faulty website and increasing premiums. Furthermore, the changes have also caused a significant increase in insurance costs for individuals not using the plans offered by the ACA.
The former president also shared other messages for Christmas on social media.
The former president criticized President Joe Biden, calling him the “WORST AND MOST CORRUPT” president of the United States.
He further said that next year would see “GREAT AND FULLY COORDINATED ILLEGAL ELECTION INTERFERENCE” by the president and multiple federal agencies. Trump promised a “BIG AND GLORIOUS VICTORY” for those who wanted to Make America Great Again.
Trump finished the Truth Social post with a merry Christmas message.