– Michael A. Memoli, “Trump: ‘Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated’,” The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 27, 2107
HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “President Trump promised the nation’s governors Monday that his yet-to-be-revealed replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act would give states greater flexibility and thanked some Republicans in the room who advised him on healthcare.
‘It’s an unbelievably complex subject,’ he said. ‘Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.’
The remark likely surprised state leaders; spending on Medicaid alone was the second-biggest driver of increased state general fund spending, according to the 2016 Fiscal Survey of States conducted by the National Assn. of State Budget Officers.”