Republican introduces 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan'

Pete Sessions
Pete Sessions (Getty)

A US Republican in the House of Representatives has introduced a healthcare bill to replace the so-called Obamacare, and it has a very, very ambitious title.

The "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017" is the official title for Pete Sessions' legislation proposal.

"He wholeheartedly believes in this plan, and he believes that Republicans have the best plan for health care," his spokesperson said.

It's safe to assume only US citizens will be eligible for the plan, much like how the "World Series" is a US national baseball tournament.

US President Donald Trump has backed a different draft Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, and has also said he is also working on a system to cut drug prices in the country.

The comparison of #Obamacare vs. #Trumpcare has gained a number of amusing memes on social media, including images comparing the two Presidents' fitness.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to make a tangible point by showing two piles of paper, and saying the tall pile was Mr Obama's healthcare plan, while the short stack was Mr Trump's proposed American Health Care Act.

The 2010 Affordable Care Act, Mr Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, enabled about 20 million Americans who previously had no insurance to obtain medical coverage.

Health insurers and hospitals have lobbied lawmakers and the Trump administration to try to mitigate the impact of rolling back Obamacare, aiming to prevent people who gained insurance through the law from losing it.

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