Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday pledged to extend healthcare coverage to the lower class but remained vague on the details of his plan.
“If somebody has no money and they’re lying in the middle of the street and they’re dying, I’m going to take care of that person,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week.”
When host George Stephenopoulos asked the billionaire businessman how he would accomplish that, Trump said he would “work something out.”
“We’re going to work with our hospitals,” he said. “We’re going to work with our doctors. We’ve got to do something. You can’t have a — a small percentage of our economy, because they’re down and out, have absolutely no protection so they end up dying from, you know, what you could have a simple procedure or even a pill. You can’t do that.”
“We’ll work something out,” he added. “That doesn’t mean single payer.”
“And if this means I lose an election, that’s fine, because, frankly, we have to take care of the people in our country. We can’t let them die on the sidewalks of New York or the sidewalks of Iowa or anywhere else.”
He also reiterated that he still wants to repeal Obamacare.
Trump has called Ted Cruz, currently his closest rival for the GOP nomination, a “liar” for suggesting the front-runner wants to impose a single-payer healthcare system.