HEATHER: DONALD TRUMP ENDING 2017 DECLARING HE HAD ESSENTIALLY SIGNED OBAMACARE'S DEATH CERTIFICATE IS OBAMACARE DEAD? DOES THE GOP NEED A FULL REPEAL? HERE TO DISCUSS WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT WITH HEALTHCARE IS DOCTOR NICOLE SAFIRE

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME HEATHER: GREAT WAY TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR WITH YOU IN TERMS OF HEALTHCARE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOUR? LET'S BEGIN WITH THE QUESTION DOES THE GOP NEED A FULL REPEAL OR IS OBAMACARE DEAD? >> DO WE NEED A FULL REPEAL? THAT IS A SUBJECTIVE ANSWER OBAMACARE IS NOT DEAD

2017 IN TERMS OF HEALTHCARE WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE FOR THE THEY WERE ABLE TO GET RID OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IN THEIR TAX A LOT OF AMERICANS HAPPY BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT BEING FINED FOR THEIR CHOICE NOT TO HAVE HEALTHCARE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE COULDN'T AFFORD IT HEATHER: WHAT ABOUT WHAT WE HEAR FROM DEMOCRATS? THE SCARY NEWS THAT GETS OUT, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE NOW WITHOUT HEALTHCARE? >> IT IS TRUE WE ESTIMATE 13 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE WITHOUT HEALTHCARE COVERAGE AND MAINLY THAT IS DUE IS IT FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE NOT TO HAVE HEALTHCARE? I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WHICH IS A PHYSICIAN YOU SHOULD HAVE COVERAGE OF SOME SORT BUT IN CATASTROPHIC CARE FOR A LOT OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT YOU CAN'T JUST HAVE THAT THEY ARE FORCING YOU TO HAVE THIS VERY LARGE POLICY OF NEED MORE OPTIONS AND I HOPE 2018 BRINGS THAT JILLIAN: OPTIONS MOVING FORWARD FOR NOT PURCHASE THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, NOW THAT THEY DON'T HAVE DO THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SO WHAT IS THE OPTION? >> ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS, YOU HAVE SMALLER BUSINESSES COMING TOGETHER TO MAKE A LARGER HEALTH POLICY THEY ARE ABLE TO OFFER TO THEIR WORKERS AND YOU CAN SELL THAT ACROSS STATE LINES WAS IN THE PAST IT HASN'T WORKED THAT WELL BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL

WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IS PUT THIS BACK INTO THE PRIVATE MARKETPLACE AND HAVE COMPETITION TO MAKE THE HEALTH SYSTEM WORK BETTER JILLIAN: WHY ARE WE HEARING MORE ABOUT THAT? >> PEOPLE GET CONFUSED BUT THAT WON'T FIX IT OFFICE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THAT I HOPE THE ADMINISTRATION AND DONALD TRUMP WILL FOCUS ON WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR HEALTHCARE, FIX

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