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Trump’s health care reform ‘plan’ falls far short

Last summer, as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was just starting to gain a following, the New York Republican said the Affordable Care Act has “got to go.” Trump added, however, that he wouldn’t just scrap “Obamacare” and return to the old system.

Instead, he said, a Trump administration would “repeal and replace” the ACAwith something terrific.”

That was about as detailed a policy prescription as the Republican candidate was prepared to offer at the time, but that changed two weeks ago when the Trump campaign finally got around to unveiling a health care blueprint. Is it “something terrific”? Alas, no. The Huffington Post’s Jonathan Cohn reported yesterday: