Trump told Fox News that it could take until 2018 to roll out his proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.
November's presidential election placing Republican Donald Trump in the White House further threw the future of Obamacare into jeopardy.
Trump, who campaigned heavily on the promise of repealing the ACA, perhaps better known by its Obamacare nickname, took Kentucky's eight electoral votes by almost a 30-point margin on Election Day, Wheatley notes. "We're going to be putting [a replacement plan] in fairly soon".
He added that it's "very complicated", but urged Americans to remember that "Obamacare is a disaster".
"I would like to say by the end of the year, at least the rudiments, but we should have something within the year and the following year", the president explained.
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During his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly said that he will build a wall along the US-Mexico border to control immigration.
However, the Congressional Budget Office noted that repealing Obamacare without any concrete substitute plans could leave more than 30 million Americans uninsured by 2026.
The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land, for now.
MA officials say more than 250,000 people are now enrolled for insurance through the state's Health Connector, the most since implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Georgia's enrollment total for this year trailed that of Florida, Texas and North Carolina among states using the federally run exchange. The idea is that, because the ACA requires most people to have some sort of health insurance, hospitals will be treating more paying patients. Expanded Medicaid has given almost 2,000 Powell County residents health coverage since it began in 2014, among some 440,000 low-income Kentuckians newly eligible for the program, Wheatley writes.
"It was the worst deal I've ever seen negotiated, I think it was a deal that should never have been negotiated", Trump said.