Australia has better healthcare system than US
- Author: Leroy Wright May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 23:56
"So maybe when we get to the Senate, we should start off with looking at the Australian healthcare system", Sanders said.
Mr Trump spoke at a gala dinner aboard the USS Intrepid in NY to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle.
The men cleared the air and Trump declared that they "get along great - always have" during a meeting aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NY.
Donald Trump and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull met for a patch-things-up summit in NY today, with the United States president saying an earlier telephone spat was "all worked out".
Mr Trump was likely referring to regulatory and other changes the administration can make to the Obama law.
Trump's comments came after the House narrowly passed the GOP's bill aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare. "That's great. Let's take a look at the Australian health care system", Sanders said.
White House officials said the US-Australia refugee deal still stood, but remained a "raw nerve" for Mr Trump.
However, the two couples were all smiles at Thursday's gala, being photographed together with the Turnbulls seen trailing the Trumps as they entered the event. The plan's $880 billion cut to the public Medicaid program to insure low-income Americans will leave 14 million additional people without insurance by 2018, according to Congressional Budget Office projections.
Under the Trump replacement issues like diabetes, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, C-sections, sleep apnea, asthma, depression, and anxiety could be considered grounds for denying coverage or significantly higher premiums depending on the insurance company.
"It didn't mean anything more than that", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a news briefing. "I do think we have better healthcare in Australia".
Speaking Friday local time, Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said he "didn't like the look of our Prime Minister being kept waiting for three hours".
Mr Turnbull chuckled and said: "Young at heart".
Mr Trump also described Australia as one of the most attractive places in the world.
Family members are known for having disagreements and then making up.
He also laughed off the president's remarks in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday night.
"The two presidents are obviously very different men but I have been delighted and honoured to meet with each of them", he said.
"Again, that was more family than formal".
Two weeks ago, the US Navy sent the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its strike group to the Indian Ocean to conduct a major exercise with warships from the Australian navy. "That's exactly right", Turnbull chimed in.
"Got a little testy, got a little bit testy but that's OK". He used to support such a system, and as recently as January, Trump said he wanted to move to a simpler model in which 100% of the population is covered at a lower cost.
In the U.S., the new Republican bill will significantly cut the amount of government support for Medicaid, which provides health care support to some United States citizens.
Golfer Greg Norman, chairman and chief executive of Shark Industries, and Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg also attended.