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Trump says he'd convene Congress to repeal ACA

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 1, 2016 12:43 PM
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(King of Prussia) -- Republican Donald Trump says that if he becomes president, he'd immediately convene a special session of Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trump delivered what his campaign billed a major speech today about President Obama's health care overhaul.

He spoke in King of Prussia in the Philadelphia suburbs, which is crucial to his hopes of winning Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.

Trump said Obamacare was "a catastrophe" and has to be replaced "very, very quickly."

He said if it isn't replaced, "we will destroy American health care forever."

Trump left the detailed criticisms of the program to Mike Pence, his running mate.

Pence delivered a lengthy takedown of the health law, highlighting the news that the cost of its premiums are rising.

The Trump campaign will resume broadcast ads in Michigan and begin advertising in New Mexico as he tries to capture Democratic-leaning states.

It's expressing new confidence in the final week of the campaign, thanks to the renewed focus on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's email practices.

The campaign says it will spend $25 million on ads in the final seven days of the campaign in Michigan, New Mexico and 11 other states.

Trump spent about $500,000 on Michigan ads at the end of August and the beginning of September.

Michigan hasn't voted for a Republican since 1988. New Mexico voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Trump needs to capture some traditionally Democratic strongholds, but surveys suggest that will be difficult.

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