Creatas Images/iStock/Thinkstock(BERLIN) — President Obama said Thursday he would support the Trump administration in changing Obamacare if it improved health care and insured more people.
“He says that he can improve on that system,” Obama said of the president-elect in an interview with German television. “My view is if in fact he can provide the same amount of people with health care in a better way than I could, then I would support such efforts.”
The comments came as Obama winds down a foreign trip to Germany, where he has been asked about his successor’s role in tweaking many of Obama’s signature achievements. The Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, has been the subject of particular scrutiny since congressional Republicans have been trying to repeal the law for years.
Trump and other top Republicans have pledged in the past to repeal the sweeping health care law.
However, the president-elect said in an interview last week with the Wall Street Journal that there were popular provisions in the law he would like to maintain, like protecting patients with pre-existing conditions and allowing parents to keep their children on their own plans until age 26.
“I like those very much,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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