Donald Trump says Australia has a better healthcare system than the US

Trump dumps Obamacare, salutes Medicare

President Donald Trump praises Australia as having "better health care than we do.".

Senator Bernie Sanders, a former Democratic presidential candidate and champion of single-payer systems, tweeted: "Thank you Mr Trump for admitting that universal healthcare is the better way to go".

Trump's comments came after the House narrowly passed the GOP's bill aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

The version of the American Health Care Act that the House approved has not been evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office, but it is estimated that an earlier version of the bill would raise premiums for older enrollees and would have 24 million fewer people insured.

President Donald Trump, glowing from his win at Capital Hill, praised Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at their meeting in NY on Friday, hours after dismantling Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

President Donald Trump's praise of Australia's government-funded health care system has raised the ire of Sen.

"Well Mr President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they guarantee health care to all people".

"Wait a minute Chris, the president has just said it".

In it, the U.S. agreed to take in as many as 1,250 refugees that Australia was holding at offshore detention centres.

Trump said he had a "productive discussion" with Turnbull on a wide range of issues in NY after he returned to the city for the first time since taking office.

The group broke out in cheers of "U.S.A!" and "We love Trump!"

One of those friends is the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who attended the dinner at which Trump and Turnbull spoke. "I'll be sure to quote you on the floor of the Senate", Sanders tweeted.

It's also open for debate whether House Republicans' health care plan will move the USA closer to countries like Australia.

He said they discussed the future of the two countries from the perspective of national security and trade to immigration and enhanced economic cooperation. 'What works in Australia may not work in the United States'.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to downplay Trump's comments to Turnbull.

After a bilateral meeting, Trump and Turnbull attended the black tie gala to honor those who fought in the Battle of Coral Sea, celebrate the American-Australian relationship and establish an American-Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund. "It's tried to be a one-size-fits-all, and that's the opposite of what the plan is that we are putting in place right now, it allows for state flexibility".

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