President-Elect Trump's First Press Conference & Healthcare Reform

LAST WEEK, AT HIS FIRST OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE AS PRESIDENT-ELECT, TRUMP PRAISED HIS CABINET.

TRUMP: “I’m very proud of the cabinet, I think they’re doing very well.”

THE PRESIDENT -ELECT ALSO WENT OVER SOME PLANS FOR HIS FIRST FEW MONTHS IN OFFICE, SUCH AS THE REPEAL OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, ALSO CALLED OBAMACARE.

TRUMP: “It will be repeal and replace, it will be essentially simultaneously.”

REPEAL MEANS TO REVOKE OR STRIKE DOWN A CONGRESSIONAL ACT – BUT IT’S NOT AS EASY AS SPLASHING SOME WHITE OUT ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THE U.S
CONSTITUTION DOESN’T MAKE ANYTHING EASY – AND THAT INCLUDES REPEALING A LAW. IT’LL BE A LENGTHY PROCESS THAT WILL INVOLVE BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE DRAFTING REPEAL BILLS, VOTING, AND COMPROMISING.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROVIDES HEALTHCARE TO MORE THAN 10 MILLION PEOPLE. AMERICANS ARE SPLIT ABOUT THE LAW.

Instructional Links

Website Article: How Stuff Works, How Press Conferences Work

Lesson Plan: C-SPAN, Inauguration Day | Uses historical video clips and primary sources

Website Article: Smithsonian, The Complicated History Between the Press and the Presidency

Website Article: KidsHealth, How Can the Affordable Care Act Help Kids

Website Article: Ben's Guide to the U. S. Government, How Laws are Made | Includes Lesson Plan

Encyclopedia Article: World Book Student, Repeal | May Need Password

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