Trump predicts GOP, Democrats will agree on health care plan

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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus’ movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. on Sunday. | Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is predicting that Democrats and Republicans “will eventually come together and develop a great new HealthCare plan!”

Sending a Twitter post early Tuesday from his Florida resort, Trump said “the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time) Obamacare.”

Much of former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act remains intact, however, and the sign-up period for the various options was carried out as normal this year. Though the Trump administration slashed the enrollment period in half, nearly as many people signed up this year as last.

Majority Republicans sought repeatedly to repeal the 2010 law this year, but couldn’t get it through the Senate.

Trump, his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, spent Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

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