US President-elect Donald Trump says he will consider an “amended” version of Obamacare, an indication of possible compromise after repeatedly vowing on the campaign trail that he would repeal the measure.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Friday, Trump said he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act, which he previously described as unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.”
He said the reason for such a big shift was his meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday.
Trump said that Obama suggested that areas of the measure be preserved, adding, “I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that.”
“Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced,” he stated, adding he would preserver at least two provisions of the law.
He said that he liked keeping the prohibition against insurers who deny coverage due to patients’…