NEW HAMPSHIRE - Saturday night during a three-hour discussion in New Hampshire, seven GOP presidential candidates compared ideas on numerous topics, including health care.
Three of the candidates answered a question posed by political pundit Mary Katherine Ham, who asked them how they would handle the nation's health care system.
Real estate billionaire Donald Trump said he was going to "repeal Obamacare," but didn't say what he would propose in its place. He blasted insurance companies and health care companies as "getting rich" off Obamacare. Senator Ted Cruz said he would repeal Obamacare and offered four ideas to begin dismantling the current system. Dr. Ben Carson proposed a health empowerment plan that would be assigned to each citizen at birth, and continue with them throughout their lives.
The discussion proceeded in this way (Full debate transcript available at The Washington Post):