Donald Trump will not let the “death spiral” of the American healthcare system get the better of him, President Trump told a rally of his supporters in Virginia on Saturday.
“The system is rigged.
It’s rigged,” Trump told an enthusiastic crowd of his nearly 2 million supporters.”
It’s rigged for the insurance companies, and it’s rigged because you can’t do anything else.
You can’t make the system more fair.”
Trump’s comments came as he and Vice President Mike Pence announced a new “compromise” plan that would roll back the Obama-era health care overhaul, and his administration also announced that it will seek a delay of the law’s enrollment deadline for 2019, though he did not specifically say when that would happen.
The president’s remarks came as Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives called for a bipartisan bill to repeal the ACA.
“No president should be allowed to kill off healthcare reform.
It is the only path forward for our country,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a statement.”
That’s why the American people should vote for the most conservative bill possible, and I will fight tooth and nail to get it.”
Trump was in Virginia to deliver a speech to a rally in Virginia Beach.
He was joined by Vice President Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the House.