The president-elect said Wednesday he will not buy health insurance, the same day the Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s health care law.
“I’ll be very, very clear about it.
I won’t buy health care, period.
Period,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News.
“I don’t care what anybody says, I won-t buy health.
Trump made the comments during an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” and was asked about the Supreme court’s decision on Monday to block a key provision of the health care overhaul.
The court will hear arguments next week on whether the law’s insurance mandate, known as the mandate, violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of free speech and the right to freedom of association.
The health care act is at the heart of a Supreme Court case over whether the mandate violates the constitution’s ban on forced or involuntary servitude.
The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction to prevent the mandate from taking effect.
In a statement, Trump said, “I’m not going to buy health plan because I want to stop this.”
“The court did a very, good job, but it’s not going anywhere.
It’s not something that I’m willing to do,” Trump added.”
The president will be very very clear on this, but the court did an awful job and I won.”
Trump said he would like to have a “full repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a provision of Obamacare, known colloquially as the “mandate,” can be enforced against individuals who are “fraudulent” in making claims about their health care expenses.
The court’s conservative majority found the provision unconstitutional.
“It’s going to be a very long, very, long period.
We’re going to do a full repeal,” Trump told Fox News Wednesday.
“We’re going do a repeal.
We can do a lot of it.”