Trump: 'Nobody knew health care could be so complicated'

Trump ramps up pledge to undo Obamacare
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  • "We have come up with a solution that's really, really I think very good," Trump said
  • Trump will address health care in his speech Tuesday

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump noted with some exasperation Monday the complexity of the nation's health laws, which he's vowed to reform as part of a bid to scrap Obamacare.

"We have come up with a solution that's really, really I think very good," Trump said at a meeting of the nation's governors at the White House.
    "Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject," he added. "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."
    Trump was speaking as Republicans on Capitol Hill continue to work toward developing a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law which they argue is too costly and complicated. Trump has not yet gotten behind a GOP replacement measure, however, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan were hoping to convince Trump to support it during a meeting later Monday.
    During a meeting with health insurers, Trump said a replacement plan would be unveiled soon.
    "We have a plan that I think is going to be fantastic. It's going to be released fairly soon," Trump said Monday. "I think it's going to be something special ... I think you're going to like what you hear."
    But he told the CEOs that if the plan doesn't accomplish his goals, they'd face his ire.
    "If things don't work out I'm blaming you anyway," he said.