President Trump Delivers a Statement

The Vice President:
Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McCarthy, Majority
Whip Scalise, Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers, Chairman
Brady, Chairman Walden, Chairwoman Black,
Congressman McArthur, Congressman Meadows, and
all the principled members of Congress who are
standing with us here today, on behalf of
President Donald Trump and the first family, welcome
to the White House. (applause) And thanks to the leadership of President
Donald Trump, welcome to the beginning of the
end of Obamacare. (applause) The Vice President:
It was March, 2010, seven years ago, Democrats
passed a government takeover of healthcare. And at that time,
Republicans in Congress promised the American
people that law would not stand. Today, thanks to the
perseverance, the determination, and the
leadership of President Donald Trump, and all the
support of those gathered here, we’ve taken a
historic first step to repeal and replace
Obamacare and finally give the American people the
kind of healthcare they deserve. (applause) The Vice President:
So, today, with heartfelt gratitude for all he has
done to keep his word to the American people, and
for all he will do to continue to make America
great again, it is my high honor and distinct
privilege to introduce to you the President of the
United States of America, President Donald Trump. (applause) The President: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Mike. (applause) The President:
That’s the group. Thank you. Thank you very much. This really is the group. What a great
group of people. And they’re not even doing
it for the party, they’re doing it for this country. Because we suffered
with Obamacare. I went through two
years of campaigning. And I’m telling you, no
matter where I went, people were suffering so
badly with the ravages of Obamacare. And I will say this, that
as far as I’m concerned, your premiums, they’re
going to start to come down. We’re going to get this
passed through the Senate. I feel so confident. Your deductibles, when it
comes to deductibles, they were so ridiculous that
nobody got to use their current plan. This nonexistent plan that
I heard so many wonderful things about over the
last three or four days. After that, I mean, it’s
— I don’t think you’re going to hear so much. Right now, the insurance
companies are fleeing. It’s been a catastrophe. And this is a great plan. I actually think it
will get even better. And this is, make no
mistake, this is a repeal and a replace
of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it. Make no mistake. (applause) The President: And I
think, most importantly, yes, premiums will
be coming down. Yes, deductibles
will be coming down. But very importantly,
it’s a great plan. And ultimately, that’s
what it’s all about. We knew that wasn’t
going to work. I predicted it
a long time ago. I said, it’s failing. And now, it’s obvious
that it’s failing. It’s dead. It’s essentially dead. If we don’t pay lots of
ransom money over to the insurance companies it
would die immediately. So what we have is
something very, very incredibly well-crafted. Tell you what, there is
a lot of talent standing behind me. An unbelievable amount of
talent, that I can tell you. I mean it. (applause) The President: And, you
know, coming from a different world and only
being a politician for a short period of
time, how am I doing? Am I doing okay? I’m President. Hey, I’m President. Can you believe it? Right? (laughter) (applause) The President: I don’t
know, it’s — I thought you needed a little
bit more time. They always told
me, more time. But we didn’t. But we have an amazing
group of people standing behind me. They worked so hard and
they worked so long. And when I said, let’s do
this, let’s go out, just short little shots for
each one of us and let’s say how good this plan is. We don’t have to talk
about this unbelievable victory. Wasn’t it unbelievable? So we don’t have
to say it again. But it’s going to be an
unbelievable victory, actually, when we get
it through the Senate. And there’s so
much spirit there. But I said, let’s go out. We have a little list
of some of the people. And I think after that
list goes, if they don’t talk too long, our first
list, we’re going to let some of the other folks
just come up and say whatever you want. But we want to brag about
the plan, because this plan really — uh oh. (laughter) The President: Well, — Majority Whip Steve
Scalise: We don’t want that. The President:
Yeah, we may. (laughter) The President: But we’re
just going to talk a little bit about the plan,
how good it is, some of the great features. I want to thank Paul Ryan. He has — (applause) The President: —
worked so hard. You know, I was joking, I
said, you know, Paul, for the last week I’ve been
hearing “Paul Ryan doesn’t have it. It’s not working
with Paul Ryan. He’s going to get
rid of Paul Ryan.” And then today I heard,
“Paul Ryan is a genius, he’s come a long way.” (laughter) The President: Right? Speaker Paul Ryan:
I’ll take whatever. The President: You know,
the groups have all come together. We have the Tuesday Group. We have so many groups. We have the
Freedom Caucus. We have — and they’re
all great people. But we have a
lot of groups. But they all
came together. Really, Paul, I’d say in
the last three, four days, especially in
the last day. I see Mark and
I see Kevin. I see so many people, Jim. We just have
developed a bond. This has really brought
the Republican Party together, as much as we’ve
come up with a really incredible
healthcare plan. This has brought the
Republican Party together. We’re going to get this
finished, and then we’re going — as you know we
put our tax plan in, it’s a massive tax cut, the
biggest tax cut in the history of our country. I used to say the biggest
since Ronald Reagan. Now, it’s bigger
than that. Also, pure tax reform. So we’re going to
get that done next. And this really helps it. A lot of people said, how
come you kept pushing healthcare, knowing
how tough it is? Don’t forget, Obamacare
took 17 months. Hillary Clinton tried so
hard, really valiantly, in all fairness, to get
healthcare through. Didn’t happen. We’ve really been doing
this for eight weeks, if you think about it. And this is a real plan. This is a great plan. And we had no support
from the other party. So I just want to
introduce somebody to say a few words who really has
been I think treated very unfairly, but it no longer
matters because we won and we’re going to
finish it off. And we’re going to go on
to a lot of other things, and we are going to have a
tremendous four years and maybe, even more
importantly, we’re going to have a tremendous
eight years. But we’re going to start
off with just a great first year. And, Paul Ryan, come up
and say a few words. Congratulations on
a job well done. (applause) Speaker Paul Ryan: You get
thick skin in this job. Thank you. Thank you guys. Thank you. First thank you,
Mr. President. Thank you. Thank you for
your leadership. (applause) Speaker Paul Ryan: There
are too many people to name who played such an
important role in helping us get to this part. But I want to thank a few
people in particular. I want to thank Chairman
Greg Walden, Kevin Brady, Diane Black, Pete Sessions
and the members of their committees for all the
hard work they put into getting us to this point. (applause) Speaker Paul Ryan: I want
to thank all of the other members who contributed to
making this the best bill possible. It really was a
collaborative consensus-driven effort. I also want to thank the
team here at the White House. I want to thank Tom Price. I want to thank Mick
Mulvaney and I especially want to thank
Reince Priebus. We couldn’t have done this
without you gentlemen. You guys are the best. (applause) Speaker Paul Ryan: Of
course, this would not have been possible if it
weren’t for these two gentlemen behind me. This is the fourth
presidency I have served with. I have never, ever seen
any kind of engagement like this. I want to thank Mike
Pence and I want to thank President Donald Trump for
their personal involvement in working with our
members and working to get this right for getting
this done and getting us to where we are. Thank you, gentlemen. (applause) Speaker Paul Ryan:
Today was a big day. But it is just one
step in this process. An important step. We still have a lot of
work to do to get this signed into law. And I know that our
friends over in the senate are eager to get to work. (laughter) Speaker Paul
Ryan: They are. We’re going to see
that work through. You know why we’re going
to see this work through? Because the issues are
just too important. The stakes are
just too high. The problems facing
American families are real. And the problems facing
American families as a result of Obamacare are
just too dire and too urgent. Just this week, just this
week we learned of another state, Iowa, where the
last remaining health care plan is pulling out of
94 of their 99 counties leaving most of their
citizens with no plans on the Obama market at all. What kind of protection is
Obamacare if there are no plans to choose from? And this is a trend that
we’re seeing all across the country. The truth is this law
has failed and it is collapsing. Premiums are skyrocketing
and choices are disappearing and it is
only getting worse, spiraling out of control. And that is why we have to
repeal this law and put in place a real, vibrant
marketplace with competition and lower
premiums for families. That’s what the American
health care act is all about. It makes health care
more afford affordable. It takes care of our most
vulnerable, and it shifts power from Washington back
to the states and most importantly back to
you, the patient. Like I said, we’ve got a
lot of work to do, but one thing is now clear. Republicans are committed
to keeping our promise to lift the burden of
Obamacare from the American people and put
in place a better, more patient-centered system. It is my pleasure at this
time to thank and to welcome to the stage
someone who helped make this so possible, our very
talented majority leader Kevin McCarthy. (applause) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: I remember the very first time I came
down here to see the new President,
President Trump. We talked about
health care. You know what the
president said? He said let’s not
make this partisan. Don’t do what you think is
right for the Republican Party. Do what’s right for
the American country. And today that’s
exactly what we did. You see, if you simply
read the papers from this week, you take politics
out of it and you put people before politics,
how do you look in the faces of 94 counties
in Iowa out of 99? Were not that they won’t
have very many choices. They’ll have no choice. How do you care for
preexisting conditions when there’s
no care at all? Or you read the paper
yesterday and you look at Aetna pulling
out of Virginia. Or to Tennessee next year
with 16 counties with no care. Or what about those
families that paid into those 23 co-ops that
Obamacare created with more than $2 billion. Eighteen of them have
collapsed, and the only answer that this American
government gives them is a penalty. You simply look
at the facts. More people took the
penalty or the exemption than actually signed
up for Obamacare. I did not run to this
office to promote a party. I ran for this office to
make this country better. Yeah, and it would
be easy to say no. It would be easy to
watch it collapse. But I can’t look
at those families. I don’t think
that’s right. And that’s the exact
message I got from this administration. So, Mr. President,
I want to thank you. I want to thank you
for your leadership. I want to thank
the Vice President. You know, I’ve only been
through a few presidents, but I’ve never seen
someone so hands-on. Walk into my office
yesterday morning, they say the President’s
calling again. (laughter) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: I pick up the phone. I happen to be the
majority leader of the former whip. I know my members well. The President gives me a
list of who he thinks I would be best to
talk to on the list. (laughter) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: And he was right. (laughter) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: Mr. President, they all voted
for the bill. (applause) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: Today is a start. Today is a start
of a new beginning. Yes, it’s about providing
better health care. But I happen to have been
a small business owner. I listened to my district. Do you know how many
families no longer have a 40-hour job and now have
to take two part-time jobs? Or how many small
businesses told me that they couldn’t expand
anymore because they were afraid of what Obamacare
would do for them? We’re going to unshackle,
build an economy, let people have greater choice
in their health care and protect preexisting
conditions and I thank you for that word. I want to call up — (applause) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: I was this job before being
majority whip. I never had to go through
a bill like this, and I will tell you being the
whip really isn’t one person. The deputy whip should get
a lot of credit as well. (applause) Majority Leader Kevin
McCarthy: Patrick McHenry. But whip Steve Scalise
never gave up, answered every question, and the
team between Scalise and McHenry, I’d put on any
team we’ve ever had. I give you the majority
whip, Steve Scalise. (applause) Majority Whip Steve
Scalise: Today we took the first step toward rescuing
families from the failures of Obamacare. We’ve been seeing it
play out all across the country. This isn’t some
hypothetical discussion. You see families
struggling in every part of our country. I heard from families all
the time in my district in southeast Louisiana,
sharing with me stories of double digit premium
increases every single year. When we had the
twenty-seven and a half hour markup before the
House Energy and Commerce Committee, longest, they
said, in the history of Congress, to pass this
bill out of committee. We had a long and
important discussion about health care policy in
America and how this isn’t about achieving some
kind of political goal. It’s about families,
families who are struggling under the
weight of this law that doesn’t work. So I reached out to my own
constituents and I said share with me some of the
stories and how this law Obamacare is affecting
you personally. And unfortunately, I got
a lot of horror stories. You know, we talked a lot
about protecting people with preexisting
conditions in the context of this bill and there are
so many things, multiple, multiple layers in our
bill that we passed today that not only protect
people with preexisting conditions, but actually
focused real targeted money on lowering premiums
for families with preexisting conditions. And so during the
committee hearing, might have been around three in
the morning, I shared a story of one of those
constituents, Chris from Slidell who sent me a
letter and talked about their family having
preexisting conditions. They have a family
member with preexisting conditions and how because
of the problems of Obamacare, they are paying
double digit increases. But this is the real story
for families that have preexisting conditions
that are truly being hurt by Obamacare. One of the untold stories
are the dramatic increases in deductibles. So there are a lot of
families across the country that have over
$10,000 deductibles. Now, for most people that
means they really can’t even use the health care
they have in Obamacare. And so what Chris told me
was, not only when we go to the doctor we have
to pay so much for our premium but almost
everything we do, we’re paying out of pocket
because we’ve got such a large deductible. So basically I’m paying a
lot of money for a health care plan that
doesn’t work for me. Please, provide
relief for my family. We hear these stories
over and over. And what’s been so
encouraging about this debate is that from the
very beginning, every member of congress that’s
been involved in trying to get this bill passed has
been focused on two main things and the first one
is lowering premiums for families that are
struggling and the second is making sure that
patients and doctors are the ones that make their
own health care decisions. Unelected bureaucrats in
Washington should not have anything to do with the
health care decisions made between a patient and
their doctor, and that ends with this bill. (applause) Majority Whip Steve
Scalise: And so as we went through this process
and it took weeks. Some people wanted it to
take a couple of days, but we said we’re going to
take the time to get it right because it affects
every person in this country, and every change
that was made along the way made this bill better. Almost every change that
was made along the way was focused on
lowering premiums. Of course you had a lot of
other things we wanted to do. We referred reformed
the Medicaid program. One of the most broken
parts of health care, anybody will tell
you, is Medicaid. And so we actually give
governors and states the flexibility to go and be
innovative and do things that’ll, in a much more
targeted way, help low income families in a way
that Medicare is failing them today. That’s another important
aspect of this bill. But we wouldn’t be here
today without the work and the help of the President
and the Vice President of the United States directly
getting involved. Because every meeting we
had with members that wanted to get additional
components added to the bill, President Trump said
bring them into the White House. I want to meet with them. I want to talk to them
about how we can actually lower premiums. Because President Trump’s
focus from the beginning was the same thing. He knows Obamacare fails
but it’s failing because it’s hurting families and
he said how can we lower premiums? How can we give patients
more control of the health care? And ultimately all of the
meetings that we had along the way that made this
bill better were focused on those objectives. And that’s why it’s so
important that we got this first step done today. There’s a lot of work left
to be done and I look forward to the senate
taking the action that they need to take but the
ultimately getting a bill to President Trump’s desk
that he’ll sign that actually rescue families
from this incredibly failed law and put
patients back in charge of their health care
decisions and lower premiums. And the man that led the
charge in starting this process in the committee
was the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman Greg Walden. I want to bring him up. (applause) Chairman Greg Walden:
Thank you, Mr. Scalise. Ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. President, Mr. Vice president, it has been a
pleasure and an honor to work with you hand in hand
to get this bill to this point. And I want to tell you
what a great team you have and what a great team,
I think, we have in the Congress and on the Energy
and Commerce Committee and our sub-committee
chairman, Mike Burgess. Mike, come on out
here for a second. (applause) Chairman Greg Walden: Dr.
Mike Burgess has done incredible work
on this as well. You’ve heard a lot about
our goal to get this back to a patient-doctor
relationship, to make insurance affordable
to every American and available where they have
choices and lower costs and competition
in that market. It is collapsing around us
state by state, country by county. Last year there were 225
counties in America where you only had one choice on
the Obamacare exchange. This year it’s 1022 and
you’ve heard now there are some counties where
you’ll have no choice. That’s not affordability. That’s not access. That’s not patient care. That is what we’re
trying to reform in this legislation. You heard about
Medicaid reform. I started on Medicaid
reform in the 1989 session in the Oregon legislature. I helped out there. We became the
majority in ’90. I was the majority
leader in ’91. We continued these reforms
to achieve this same goal of trying to get people
care that they needed when they didn’t have it. And I continue
that battle today. We reached out
to governors. We reached out to
insurance commissioners. We reached out the
innovators of this space. Now, I think about
Governor Herbert out of Utah who told us the story
of having to petition CMS, the old CMS, not Seema
Verma and Tom Price’s CMS, to see if he could use a
modern, new innovative technology to communicate
with his Medicaid recipients who had
that same technology. You and I would
know that as e-mail. (laughter) Chairman Greg Walden:
Nine months later the government here in
Washington denied his request to communicate
with people at e-mail by e-mail. They told him no. And I said to the governor
of Utah, how much would that have saved
your state. He said $6 million. Now do you want to send it
on snail mail, on postage or do you want to spend
it on health care? But the bigger question is
why do you have to come to Washington, D.C. to get
that kind of permission to begin with? So what this legislation
does is open up the ability for states
to innovate. For doctors and patients
and legislators to get together state by state
and make a real difference for the people of Utah or
the people of Oregon or the people of Florida. We can get this right. It is our duty, it
is our obligation. This is the first step. I look forward to the
partnership with the senate and continuing the
one with the White House until we get this
signed into law. Thank you. Now it’s my great
pleasure to introduce the chairwoman of the Budget
Committee, the chair who put us on this task, a
nurse and incredibly capable legislator,
Diane Black. Congresswoman Diane
Black: Thank you. Thank you, Greg. Some 45 years ago I
graduated from nursing school. And when I graduated I
took an oath of honor to devote myself to those
committed to my care. And it is what brought me
here to congress because I saw, almost seven years
ago, what this was doing to those in my state. The people who come to me
at church, that stop me in the grocery store, that
stop me wherever I am in a ball field with my
grandchildren to tell me with tears in their eyes,
please help us, please help us. The premiums have gone up. The deductibles are so
high we cannot even get the care even if we
pay our premiums. It was breaking my heart
and has been breaking my heart over those last
seven years now that I’ve been hearing this. And so this is a
great day for us. This is just
the beginning. We have the opportunity
now to rescue people, to give them the opportunity
to truly get the kind of care that they want, they
deserve, with the doctors that they choose, and a
price they can afford. And that’s what this
celebration is about. It’s not about politics. It’s about looking those
people in the eye. The people that were
thrown off of their care in our state. 28,000 people lost their
care in our risk program in one day just like that. And this is a great day. It’s just the beginning. There’s still
more to be done. I’m hopeful that the
senate is even going to make this bill better. There’s so many
people to thank. A lot of them are
standing back here. But most of all, I want
to say thank you to Mr. President and Mr. Vice
president for being engaged, for giving an
opportunity for our members to feel they are
being heard and at the end of the day, to get a
product that is really going to work for
the American people. That’s what this
is all about. And now it’s my honor to
bring up to the podium, my chairman of Ways and
Means, Representative Brady. (applause) Representative Kevin
Brady: Thank you, Diane. Mr. President, Mr. Vice
President, I’m proud on behalf of the Ways and
Means Committee, on behalf of our House Republicans
again to say thank you for your leadership. I know this is just a
first step but make no mistake, this is a giant
step toward a day — (applause) Representative
Kevin Brady: Yeah. Towards the day when
Americans aren’t struggling under $1
trillion of tax hikes that hurt small businesses,
that land on families, that drag our economy
down, that hurt patients. Under this new
law, it’s gone. We take a giant step
toward a day when Americans aren’t forced to
buy health care they don’t want and can’t afford. And small businesses are
no longer forced to offer health care, their workers
can’t afford either. And we take a giant step
today to the moment when Americans can save in
their health savings plans for those big out of
pocket costs and they get a personal tax credit that
can go with them from job to job, state to state,
home, to raise a family or a business, even in
retirement, if they want. We take that big step
so Americans can choose health care they need, not
the health care Washington thinks they need. So this is a giant step
forward and I’ll finish with this. We know you have some big,
big plans on tax reform. Bold plans. At least we’ve heard
they are great. (laughter) Representative Kevin
Brady: And I think they are. And make no mistake. Today we’ve taken a giant
step toward delivering bold tax reform that
leapfrogs America into the leader around the world
and simplifies this code like it’s never
been done before. Mr. President we intend
to deliver on that promise, too. (applause) Representative Kevin
Brady: And I’m proud to introduce my friend from
North Carolina, the leader and the chairman of the
freedom caucus who stayed at the table, worked to
bring our conference together, Mr.
Mark Meadows. (applause) Congressman Mark Meadows:
There are three numbers that matter today,
217, 1, and 318. Today we had a vote in
the house at 217 votes actually came together
from different districts from all across the
country, from Maine to California, from Michigan
to Florida and in between. And all of those 217
members came from different districts that
represented a different kind of people. And it’s a good day
because of the number one, a president who wouldn’t
give up, a president who got engaged. (applause) Congressman Mark Meadows:
A president who said, you know, I don’t care what
the mainstream media is saying, we’re going to get
this done and we’re going to make it better for
the American people. And, Mr. President and
Mr. Vice President, for those late night calls,
I’m glad that I’ll get some rest. (laughter) Congressman Mark Meadows:
But I want to thank you on behalf of the most
critical number, and that’s the 318 million
Americans who now once again will be able to get
affordable health care to allow those decisions to
be made between them and their doctor. And once again make sure
that they don’t have to go begging and figuring out
how to pay for their health care premium
instead of their mortgage. So Mr. President, it’s a
great day for America. It’s a great day for this
administration, but it’s a truly great day for
the American people. God bless and I have the
honor of introducing someone that I didn’t know
real well before this all happened. And I use the term
gentleman in the most appropriate way, the
gentleman from New Jersey, my good friend,
Tom MacArthur. (applause) Representative Tom
MacArthur: Well, thank you, Mark, and
hello friends. I have said from the
beginning of this long process that this has to
be about people, not about politics. I watched my dad, who I
love very much, he’s in the latter stage of
Alzheimer’s now, but I watched him all my life
working three jobs to pay off medical bills because
he had no insurance when my mother died of
cancer when I was four. He paid those bills off
when I was in college. I remember the day he
called me and told me he had finally lifted that
burden and I was proud of him. I’m very thankful to have
had a small part in moving a bill forward that will
help every American be able to afford insurance. So that nobody has
to endure that. (applause) Representative Tom
MacArthur: Eight years ago we had a President who
faced a really important question, how do we get
more Americans insured? How do we help the most
vulnerable among us? It’s a really
important question. And he and his party, for
all their efforts, came up with the wrong answer. The answer was, let’s have
more government control, let’s have more government
imposition, let’s trust Washington and not the
states and it’s failed. Today we have a president
who is facing the same question. How do we make sure the
people with preexisting conditions, the most
vulnerable among us, are protected? How do we get premiums to
come down for everyone else at the same time? How do we make sure that
every American has a chance in this area? And I’m proud to stand
with the President who has a different answer. A President who trusts
the states and ultimately trusts the
American people. So this is a big day. It’s a first step but it’s
an important step to make sure we keep our promise
and we care for the American people. And I’m really proud
to be a part of that. That’s my — (applause) Representative Tom
MacArthur: Thank you. It’s my honor to invite up
the director of CMS, the administrator,
Seema Verma. (applause) Administrator Seema Verma:
Well, thank you and congratulations to the
President, the Vice President, the speaker
and all the Republican leadership and all the
Republicans in the house. Thank you for what
you did today. You know, I’ve spoken to
a lot of moms across the country like me, and they
are so concerned about the rising cost of health
cares, paying for expensive premiums and
high deductibles, having an insurance card that
they can’t use because it’s still unaffordable. And what happened here
today was an important step towards addressing
that problem, so thank you. And for the Medicaid
program, I’ve worked in the Medicaid program
for over 20 years. The Medicaid program is
our aged, our blind, pregnant moms, kids,
disabled and the poor. These are people that have
no other place to go but the Medicaid program and
the status quo in the Medicaid program
is not acceptable. We can do better. And the big step that was
taken today is a very important stride towards
making that program work better, towards giving
governors the flexibility to design programs that
are innovative and actually improve
health outcomes. I’m so excited about this
big step forward and I think it’s a great
day for our country. So thank you for everybody
that was involved in this. (applause) Secretary Tom Price: It is
really a remarkable day, and it’s a day of great
victory, not for politics or Washington, D.C. but
for the American people. Mr. President, you have
— you understand and appreciate the importance
of teams and team work. This is a remarkable team
that has assembled here that is trying to address
one of the real conundrums and challenges that this
nation has and that is how to make certain that we’re
able to provide the kind of quality care for
every single American. But great teams don’t
just come together. They need great leaders,
so I want to thank you from the bottom of my
heart for the privilege of being on your team and
thank the Vice President and you for what you’ve
done today to make certain of this program
moving forward. (applause) Secretary Tom Price: And
we’ve gotten to this point right now because the men
and women behind us have acted upon principal. And it’s the principal
that patients and families and doctors ought to be
making medical decisions and not Washington, D.C.
It’s the principal that our health care system
ought to be accessible for everybody and affordable
for everybody and of the highest quality and
empower patients through transparency and
accountability and choices. That’s the kind of
principal that these men and women act upon. And I know that’s the kind
of principal the senate will bring to the table as
they move forward and deal with this piece
of legislation. And I can’t wait for the
day, Mr. President, where we’re able to come back to
the White House and we’re able to gather with you as
you pick up that pen and sign that piece of paper
that will move us in the direction that
will provide for patient-centered health
care for every single American. God bless you. (applause) The President: So the
journey continues. We will get it done. We will have great, great
health care for everyone in our nation. We have an unbelievable
country, an unbelievable country. But I want to thank the
men and women behind me. I want to thank at least
some of the men and women in front of me and of
course I even want to thank the media. (laughter) The President. Thank you all very
much, everybody. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.

100 thoughts on “President Trump Delivers a Statement

  • Praise and Thank God for giving us an excellent honorable honest president for such a time as this.

  • Nice to see the Republicans "{Finally standing behind" {THE PRESIDENT} where you belong better do it in the right place! for the right reasons! from now on. your all looking like traders to the Elected President making him stand alone against your friends The Demon rats.

  • Donald Trump campaigned on not touching Medicaid. Donald is a filthy dirty liar. Trump supporters what have you done. This heathcare bill is cruel.

  • Obama had it correct  when he said doctors should be paid based on results not how many people the have in their office. how  About a medical plan that cures illnesses instead of just treating the symptoms.  How about creating a medical plan that decreases the amount of medical malpractice cases that Americans face each and every day All year long in this country of America. Simpletons applauding celebrating having accomplished nothing that benefits the American patient.  In order to get that level of care we need universal healthcare guests who requested that for Americans? Bill Clinton who requested it at a time when America had a enough surplus financial capabilities to get it accomplished.  Unfortunately it never came to be. Because the person who could've released the funds for universal healthcare for Americans decided to withhold the funds. That person is one of the people in Donald Trump's cabinet.  Oh how he cares.  I bet none of them will wish or pray to be held spiritually accountable to the statements the proclaim about medical care or any other policy that the say is going to improve the quality of life for Americans.  Because the are full of shit. Case closed. Now I wish and pray for my soul and spirit to be held spiritually accountable to the statements i proclaim. I guarantee you will never hear another body person of legal authority man in power leader ever validate the statements they proclaim with that level of certainty.  Because they like being on the top. By keeping  the bottom sick week desperate hungry and poor.

  • Can't wait for the new health care plan into effect. Love this man. Great sense of humor. He seems to handle pressure well and enjoy serving the people.

  • We always knew that Obama Care needed to be repealed. But are we bound to a government healthcare plan? Why not just repeal it & start over? Give the money back. Let states deal with it.Do we need Federal Healthcare?

  • The politicians feeling cool beside Trump, they cant realize, that he is really saying some things he says…

  • You may not like the man but he keeps his word! there is nothing surprising of what he has done since taking office…he is doing EXACTLY what he said he would. What a breath of fresh air! A president that does what he says he will, amazing!

  • We will REPEAL it completely with a time that takes effect. Then they
    must pass the conservative bill which gives it FREE market for America.
    Not gov free, but the right to have it or not, at a price they can

  • All these "titles" that don't mean a thing. The Amercan people need to physically gather & take them out. The government is such a scam.

  • I say bring in more holistic education and nutrition education to put an end or atleast make big pharma less wealthy. So they maybe will stop killing us off and need more of us alive!!

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  • Fuck off iran they support terrorists
    All these bots on here can go live in Iran if you like them so much
    You bitches can blow each other in Iran don't come to Europe or any other place fuckin terrorists
    There is nothing good coming from Iran
    As long as they develop nuclear weapon and support terror they can go fuck up
    Once they will fight against terror we can grab drinks together
    But till then shut the fuck off

    We don't want arabs or Persian in Europe

  • Hell yeh I paid the illigal levy to deny obamacare. Can you folks secretly water board that man at least once. We wont say a word.

    Obama care is going the way of the dodo bird it must because it is illigal and unconstitutional. We want 1990s medicine anything but this muslim created beast. Read the quron you will see how obama care happened. Its socialism have we not studied history?

  • (a) UN Security Council resolutions:

    Resolution 242 (1967), calling for the withdrawal of Israel at the pre-1967 borders.

    Resolution 252 (1968) Denounced Israel's military actions.

    Resolution 253 (1968), which called on Israel to dissolve all its arbitrary measures to change the status of the city.

    Resolution 271 (1969) condemning the burning of the mosque al-Aqsa and profanity of sacred places by Zionist forces.

    Resolution 465 (1980), demands that Israel dismantle existing settlements and halt the planning and construction of settlements in the occupied territories, including Jerusalem.

    Resolution 476 (1980), declaring the Israeli actions null and void to change the character of Jerusalem.

    Resolution 478 (1980), including the non-recognition of the Israeli law on Jerusalem, and the call for States to withdraw their diplomatic missions from the city.

    of resolution 672 (1990), denouncing the massacre that took place in Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem, and affirming the position of the Security Council that Jerusalem is a occupied area.

    Resolution 1073 (1996), which calls for immediate termination and reversal of the opening of a tunnel entrance in the vicinity of the al-Aqsa mosque, which resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries among Palestinian citizens.

    Resolution 1322 (2000) and deplores the provocative behaviour of Ariel Sharon's entrance to al-Haram al-Sharif and acts of violence that killed 80 Palestinians.

    Resolution 1397 (2002), which called on the Palestinian and Israeli parties to resume negotiations on a political settlement.

    Resolution 2334 in 2016, which confirmed that the establishment of Israel as settlements in the Palestinian territories occupies since 1967–including East Jerusalem–has no legal validity, and demanded that Israel immediately all settlements Activities and no changes in the borders of June 4, 1967 recognizes.

    B General Assembly resolutions:

    Resolution 181 (1947), known as the "Law of Division", which recognized the distribution of the Palestinian land in an Arab state and a Jewish state, with the status of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and neighboring areas under international guardianship, but it is a Unjust and null decision.

    Resolution 303 years 1949-1948 the General Assembly does not recognise Israel's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Resolution 2253 of 1967, which deplores Israel's decision to apply Israeli law to East Jerusalem, which the General Assembly has deemed to be illegal.

    Resolution 51/36 of 1981, it believes that any changes in the area of Jerusalem are illegal and against the law and that such acts are an obstacle to achieving a just and comprehensive peace.

    Resolution 55/130 in 2001 calls on Israel to provide the necessary facilities to the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian people in the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.

    Resolution 10-14 in 2003, in which the General Assembly asked the International Court of Justice to give a quick opinion on the construction of the wall in the Palestinian territories and around East Jerusalem, and the rules and principles of international Right in this respect.

    Resolution 104/60 in 2006, in which the General Assembly asked the Special Committee to examine the Israeli practices influencing human rights to continue its work until the full end of the Israeli occupation.

    Resolution 98/70 of 2015, which deplored settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian area and the expansion of settlements in and around East Jerusalem occupied, and deplored the continued illegal building of Israel from the wall.

    Resolution 96/71 in 2016, which includes the assertion that the Geneva Convention relating to the Protection of civil persons in time of War, of 12 August 1949, applies to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

    C UNESCO Resolutions:

    Resolution 150 in 1996, it is stated that old Jerusalem is on the list of endangered world heritage and deplores the opening of a tunnel by the Israeli authorities along the Western wall of Haram al-Sharif.

    Resolution 159 (2000), which expressed the concerns of UNESCO about measures that still hinder the free access of the Palestinians to the city of Jerusalem and the sacred places in ancient Jerusalem.

    Resolution 184 (2010), which expressed serious concern about the Israeli excavations and excavations are carried out in the buildings of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City of Jerusalem, contrary to the resolutions of the UNESCO, the United Nations and the Security Council.

    Resolution 192 (2014), in which the United Nations Educational, scientific and cultural organisations

    Resolution 192 (2014), in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) deplores Israel's failure to stop the excavations that continue to run in the city of East Jerusalem, and deplores the persistent Unilateral Israeli measures and practices and raids by settlers in East Jerusalem.

    2015 resolution 196 condemning Israel's refusal to carry out earlier UNESCO resolutions on Jerusalem.

    Resolution 2002016 condemning the storming of the mosque al-Aqsa by the utter right of the Zionist.
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  • We are taking care of 9 peoples we work normal hours and they detect so much tax from our pay and we can't afford insurance and we pay also end of year almost 4000 we living in rent was thinking to get higher tax even we have 4 kids and still they took all our money because we don't have insurance took high tax from pay check then get all money end of the year penalty of no insurance thank u so much President Trump at least now we will can afford our house can't live in little apartment with 4 kids thanks again I am very happy from ur desicion

  • How fortunate you Americans are having a fine man like Donald Trump leading your country. I'm not an American citizen so I envy you. There should be a president like yours leading every country in the world. Thank God for delivering Donald Trump to the beleaguered people of America. Support this president at every opportunity.

  • Can't we see that as our health coverage seems to go down the total medical cost is going up up and we are paying more – Trump is bragging our health plan is on its way down?

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  • The clown will lie to the nation. This clown is an embarrassment to the nation. He simply represents all that is evil. Dislike by millions. He's more a fool than a leader.

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  • We now have a president that cares about the people. And if there is anyone reading this that does not agree with this then you are just a idiot.!

  • Thank you PRes. TRump for a new healthcare! you are the best president ever, you are always right! You are always working hard for us Americans! WE the people did not make a mistake voting for you! GOD bless you! God bless America!

  • First year it was great second year they trippled our premiums and the deductible was a nightmare so my husband said forget it we would have to pay for everything so we stopped the obama care and they called us for six months to bug us to pay or we would have to pay a penalty we chose to pay the penalty

  • I voted for Greg Walden several times before I moved to the Californicated Willamette Valley. OREGON HAD IT RIGHT before Obamacare.

  • Two months ago some guy was standing in Walmart trying to sell The Affordable Health Care Plan. (ObamaCare,) he asked me as I was walking by he said sir would you like a great health care plan? I said Oh you mean ObamaCare right I said, He said yes with a sneaky grin. I looked at this guy and with all of my might and with all the air in my lungs I let out a huge laugh and I mean really loud. Then all of the people in the store came running from the back of the store. I stood there and yelled out hay everyone this idiot is selling ObamaCare and boy everyone just laughed and laughed then all at once that very stupid Democrat literally ran out of the store never to be seen again. That just made my YEAR.

  • Obama like everything the left touches it decimates but Trump is rectifying all the wrong done so Thank God for Trump a real leader!!


  • Republicans and trump are liars, thieves & cheats, how have they completely fooled 25% of Americans. We know what's wrong with republicans, but what's wrong with those 25% of Americans following them? They are brainwashed with lies and kept in the dark by the opinion show hosts on Fox, and they don't seek to learn the truth. Sad! Im really tired of trump's chaos, confusion, and mayhem! MAGA = MUELLER AIN'T GOING ANYWHERE! Thank God! Impeach, Remove, & Lock republicans up!

  • All you BO fanboys out there watch and learn. Trump is a leader. BO didn't know how to fix anything. Actually he just didn't care.

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  • Can't help but think it would be awesome for a particular globalist to take over the $$ nation's healthcare. Since much of what Bill Gates supports does indeed effect our health, it be only fitting he hold a few terminally ill innocent, and pay the expenses of the same. Population reduction…see what those words translate to.

  • 2018   ~~~   tomorrow 1 year after this publication ~~~  still not health  care yet ~~~  and the premium  still going  up every year ~~~

  • YES THIS WAS  2017 and now 2018  ~~~  and all HELL broke loose ,,,,,,,  instead going after  "the crooks" ,,,,,,, They are going after the wrong MAN!!  and WHY??  and for WHAT???   He did nothing wrong to nobody ~~~  Just you all CHILL OFF  and let the MAN fix what can be fixed ~~~      and don't be so greedy YOU  ALL making a tons of money anyway ,,,,,   instead wasting  you time and going after THINGS what don't exist ~~~ Go and enjoy your live and have a good time ~~~ and don't forget ~~ the hours are to long and the time is very short ~~~   /

  • Such a wonderful President finally down with Obama care now we can move on to better health care ty President Trump

  • For the first time ever, I am so proud of our government. I didn't want to have anything to do with politics until President Donald Trump became president. Now I am proud of our country and I'm excited for our future.

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  • The reports are very nasty and stupid they not supposed to asking and yelling like that some stupid questions to the President of the United State

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