President Donald Trump said the roll out of his “wonderful” health care policy could take until next year, but Americans can expect tax cuts in 2017.During an interview with Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly Trump was asked:
Can Americans in 2017 expect a new health care plan rolled out by the Trump administration this year?
Yes, in the process and maybe it’ll take till sometime into next year but we’re certainly going to be in the process.
(It’s) very complicated — Obamacare is a disaster. You have to remember, Obamacare doesn’t work so we are putting in a wonderful plan. It statutorily takes a while to get. We’re going to be putting it in fairly soon, I think that — yes, I would like to say by the end of the year at least the rudiments but we should have something within the year and the following year.
Even after Congress passes a replacement plan and Trump signs it, Obamacare will likely still remain in effect for awhile. It will take time for insurers and agencies to shift to the new plan.
Trump was also asked if taxes will be slashed this year. He said:
I think so, yes. And I think that before the end of the year I would like to say yes.