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WSJ: Trump Says He's Considering Keeping Parts of Obamacare

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By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 04:00 PM

President-elect Donald Trump would consider keeping parts of Obamacare  — singling out two provisions of the health care law he vowed to junk throughout his campaign as measures that "I like . . . very much."

In the first interview since his election Tuesday, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama asked that he reconsider repealing the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act during their meeting Thursday at the White House

"I told him I will look at his suggestions, and out of respect, I will do that," Trump told the Journal. "Either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced."

Trump described Obamacare as having become so unworkable and expensive that "you can't use it," the Journal reported.

But he said he favors keeping the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients' existing conditions — and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies, the Journal reported.

"I like those very much," Trump told the Journal.

Trump also punted on a question if he'd appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying: "It's not something I've given a lot of thought, because I want to solve health care, jobs, border control, tax reform."

He also told the Journal he wants a more united country.

"I want a country that loves each other," Trump told the Journal. "I want to stress that," adding the best way to ease tensions would be to "bring in jobs."

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