Trump: Unlike Cruz, ‘I Have a Heart,’ I’ll Enact Universal Health Coverage
STEPHANOPOULOS: "You say that Ted Cruz is a liar, but you have said that you want everyone to be covered on health care and the government is going to pay for it. How is that not ObamaCare?"
TRUMP: "I want people takes — that’s true. I want people taken care of. I have a heart. I want people taken care of. If people have no money, we have to help people. But that doesn’t mean single payer. It means we have to help people. If somebody has no money and they’re lying in the middle of the street and they’re dying, I’m going to take care of that person--"
STEPHANOPOULOS: "--How do you do it?
TRUMP: "— and try and get them back to health. We’re going to work with our hospitals. We’re going to work with our doctors. We’ve got to do something. You can’t have a — a small percentage of our economy, because they’re down and out, have absolutely no protection so they end up dying from, you know, what you could have a simple procedure or even a pill. You can’t do that.
We’ll work something out. That doesn’t mean single payer. And I mean, maybe he’s got no heart. And if this means I lose an election, that’s fine, because, frankly, we have to take care of the people in our country. We can’t let them die on the sidewalks of New York or the sidewalks of Iowa or anywhere else.
So — but that’s not single payer and as far as ObamaCare is concerned, one of the staples of my speech — and you can ask any of my many supporters — is repeal and replace ObamaCare. It’s a disaster. The premiums are--"
TRUMP: "— going up 25, 35, 45 percent, George. The — the deduct — I mean you take a look at what’s going on with — with ObamaCare, it’s an outrage. It’s probably going to fail on its own unless the Republicans renew it, like they have been, in ‘17."
TRUMP: "But by ‘17, ObamaCare will fail on its own. But a whole staple of my campaign is repealing, getting rid of ObamaCare and replacing it."