Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on ABC’s This Week to “work something out,” to fix healthcare if he is elected.
“I want people taken care of. If people have no money, we have to help people,” Mr. Trump said.
He added, “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… 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.”
His plan came with little detail, but Mr. Trump stressed it would replace the Affordable Care Act, and would not be a single-payer plan, despite accusations that it would be from campaign rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas).
“That doesn’t mean single payer. And I mean, maybe he’s [Senator Cruz] 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.”