Donald Trump ripped President Obama’s legacy healthcare legislation during an impromptu press conference Tuesday at his Miami golf course, where his employees were trotted out and asked to share their own frustrations with the law.
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“I can say all of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare … Is that a correct statement?” said Trump as he gestured to his dozens of his workers who had gathered behind him.
“You look at what they’re going through with their healthcare, what they’re going through is horrible because of Obamacare,” he told the crowd, vowing to “repeal it and replace” the sweeping healthcare law.
From the Washington Examiner,
The Republican presidential nominee’s renewed criticism of Obamacare comes one day after the Department of Health and Human Services concluded that Americans’ health care premiums, for health insurance plans purchased through state-based marketplaces, are slated to increase an average of 22 percent next year across most states.
“In case you haven’t heard today’s news, it’s just been announced Americans are going to experience yet another double-digit spike in your premiums for Obamacare, and it doesn’t work,” Trump told supporters at his Monday night rally in Tampa. “In some areas, they’re paying 60, 70 and 80 percent more.”
Asked at the event in Miami whether his own employees are enrolled in Obamacare, Trump said “some of them [are], but most of them no.” The general manager of the golf course later said about “95 percent” of the billionaire’s employees receive healthcare benefits through their current job.
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