Will repeal, replace Obamacare: Trump

New York: President-elect Donald Trump has said he would simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare, as he sought to quell all speculation over the signature programme of outgoing US President Barack Obama.

"Itll be repeal and replace. It will be essentially, simultaneously. It will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week, but probably, the same day, could be the same hour," Trump said at his first press conference in six months.

One of his major campaign promises, Trump alleged that Obamacare is a complete and total disaster. He blamed the media for being guided by supporters of Obamacare.

"They can say what they want, they can guide you anyway they wanna guide you. In some cases, they guide you incorrectly. In most cases, you realise whats happened, its imploding as we sit," he said.

"We are gonna do repeal and replace, very complicated stuff. And were gonna get a health bill passed, were gonna get health care taken care of in this country. You have deductibles that are so high, that after people go broke paying their premiums which are going through the roof, the health care cant even be used by them because their deductibles bills are so high," Trump said.

"As soon as our Secretary is approved and gets into the office, well be filing a plan. Were going to have a health care that is far less expensive and far better," he said. (PTI)