Trump debates with moderator over health care plan

President Donald Trump was asked about his plan to overturn Obamacare during the first 2020 presidential debate.
3:09 | 09/30/20

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On health care, then we'll come back to roe V. Wade. Mr. President, the supreme court will hear a case a week after the election in which the trump administration, along with 18 state attorneys general are seeking to overturn -- That's right. Obamacare, to end Obamacare. Because they want to give good health care. If I may ask my question, Good health care. Over the last four years, you have promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but you have never in these four years come up with a plan, a comprehensive plan. Yes, I have. To replace Obamacare. Of course I have. Well -- I got rid of the individual mandate. That is not a comprehensive That is absolutely a big thing. That was the worst part -- I didn't ask, sir. You're debating him, not me. Well, I'll ask Joe. The individual mandate was the most unpopular aspect of Obamacare -- Mr. President, I'm the moderator of this debate and I would like you to let me ask my question and then you can answer it. Go ahead. You, in the course of these four years have never come up with a comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare and just this last Thursday, you signed a largely symbolic executive order to protect people with pre-existing conditions five days before this debate. So, my question, sir, is what is the trump health care plan? All right, well, I guess I'm debating you, not him, but that's okay. I'm not surprised. Let me just tell you something. There's nothing symbolic. I'm cutting drug prices. I'm going with favored nations. Drug prices will be coming down 80%, 09%. You could have done it in your 47-year period in government, you didn't do it. Nobody's done it. What about pre-existing conditions? He has not cut health care. It was destroying people, the cost, I'm getting it for so cheap, it's like water, you want to know the truth. So cheap. Take a look at all the drugs that, what we're doing. Prescription drug prices. We're going to allow our governors to go to other countries to buy drugs because they pay just a tiny fraction. This is open discussion. This is big stuff. Sir, you'll be happy, I'm about to pick up one of your points to ask the vice president, which is, he points out that you would like to add a public option to Obamacare. Yes. And the argument that he makes, and other Republicans make, is that that is going to end private insurance -- It is not. If I can your question. Not what your party says, by the way. It will end private insurance. It's only for those people who are so poor they qualify for medicaid. They can get that free in most states except governors who want to deny people who are poor medicaid. Anyone who qualifies for medicare -- excuse me, medicaid, would automatically be enrolled in the public option. The vast majority of the American people would still not be in that option.

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