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President Trump says he wants a bipartisan deal on health care. Here’s one.
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President Trump says he wants a bipartisan deal on health care. Here’s one.

Topher Spiro and Emily Gee explain how a bipartisan health care deal is possible by extracting two aspects of Republican health care proposal.

After the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, President Trump said he wanted to work with Democrats on a bipartisan deal to improve the Affordable Care Act. A historic deal is possible, one that would lower premiums and expand coverage — simply by extracting and passing just two parts of the GOP’s measure.

But first, Trump will have to build trust with Democrats and provide assurances that he will do everything in his power to make the markets work. Every time he tweets that “Obamacare will explode,” he’s rooting for the law’s failure and causing a self-fulfilling prophecy. Who wants to buy a product when the salesman says it’s about to break?

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Authors

Topher Spiro

Vice President, Health Policy; Senior Fellow

Emily Gee

Vice President and Coordinator for Health Policy