He mentioned the American Health Care Act bill that passed the Congress yesterday (May 04, 2017):
“It’s a very good bill right now. The premiums are gonna come down substantially. Deductibles are going to come down. It’s gonna be fantastic healthcare. We have a failing healthcare.”
Then, he couldn’t stop talking and said this:
“I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman, my friend from Australia, because you have better healthcare than we do.”
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) May 5, 2017
No you shouldn’t have said that. Also, it seems Trump may have forgotten Turnbull’s name — “our great gentleman, my friend.”
Australia has a universal healthcare system, known as Medicare, which gives citizens free access to doctors and public hospitals paid for by the government.
Australia’s healthcare system is mostly funded by the government while relying on private health insurance for some services.
Meanwhile, the new Republican bill which was passed in the House of Representatives on the evening of 4 May by a vote of 217-213 will significantly cut the amount of government support for Medicaid, which provides healthcare support to some US citizens.