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Donald Trump Reveals Details of His Health Care Plan

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Fort Worth Convention Center on February 26, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Donald Trump released his health care plan Wednesday evening, detailing how he would fulfill his campaign pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare, NBC News reported. 

    In a seven-point plan posted to his website, Trump said he will eliminate the individual health insurance mandate, as well as allow competition over state lines for health care plans. He said he will also block grant Medicaid to the states, allowing them to follow through on his prescription to "eliminate fraud, waste and abuse."

    The decision to do away with an individual mandate is new for Trump, who told CNN during a February town hall that he "likes the mandate" and that makes him "a little bit different" from other conservatives.

    The plan also states that "we must make sure no one slips through the cracks simply because they cannot afford insurance" and ties illegal immigration to the health care plan, writing "providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually."