Mon, Feb. 27, 2017: Trump meets with health insurance CEOs on Obamacare repeal

President Donald Trump met with health insurance CEOs this morning at the White House to try to win their support for the Republican revamp of Obamacare.

“2017 is going to be a catastrophic year for Obamacare for patients,” said Trump, saying the public health care exchanges are “going to absolutely implode.” He cited rising premiums as a factor. Premiums were steadily rising for all insurance policies for years and experts said the hikes for Obamacare were partly due to them initially being priced artificially low. Continue reading “Mon, Feb. 27, 2017: Trump meets with health insurance CEOs on Obamacare repeal”

Mon, Feb. 27, 2017: Trump meets with governors on healthcare

The nation’s governors don’t want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don’t agree on the best approach to replace it.

Governors attending the winter meeting of the National Governors’ Association met Monday morning with President Donald Trump at the White House, where the president marveled about the intricacies of health policy.

“It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated,” Trump told the governors. Continue reading “Mon, Feb. 27, 2017: Trump meets with governors on healthcare”

Mon, Feb. 27, 2017: Trump attends Governors’ meeting, meets with health insurance CEOs

9:30 am: Stops by the National Governors Association meeting; State Dining Room

10:30 am: Meets with health insurance company CEOs; Roosevelt Room

12:30 pm: Lunch with Vice president Pence and UN Ambassador Haley; Presidential Dining Room

2:30 pm: Meets with House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell

3:15 pm: Meets with Secretary of State Tillerson

6:30 pm: Has dinner with local press outlets