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Trump says he might keep portions of ObamaCare

President-elect Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that he is reconsidering a complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act after his meeting with President Obama on Thursday. While Trump argued Obama's signature health care plan has become so costly "you can't use it," he said he does like certain parts of it "very much" and is taking Obama's suggestions into consideration. Trump said he may keep "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 Wall Street Journal reported.

Trump said his reconsideration was "out of respect" for Obama, but he still vowed to change the health care law he so heartily campaigned against. "Either ObamaCare will be amended, or repealed and replaced," he said.