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Legislative plans begin "as of now": Trump

Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 00:22

President Trump met with Congressional leaders at the White House Wednesday to discuss plans for the future. He told reporters the legislative process begins ''as of now.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: President Trump met with Congressional leaders at the White House Wednesday and said the legislative process begins "as of now". Repealing Obamacare is one of the actions at the top of Trump's list. In his first address to Congress, Trump backed the use of tax credits to help people purchase health insurance, the first time he signaled support for a key component of House Republican proposals to replace Obamacare. Republicans, who control the White House and Congress, are united in their opposition to former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law, but have so far failed to agree on the details of how to replace it. Democrats are ardently opposed to tampering with Obamacare, which provided coverage to millions of previously uninsured people. A draft Republican replacement for Obamacare would include an age-based monthly tax credit that Americans who do not get health insurance through their employer could use to buy coverage and take from job to job.

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Legislative plans begin "as of now": Trump

Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 00:22