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As President Donald Trump tries to get the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, passed by the Obama administration, across his desk, the city of New York has already begun to build a hospital set up for that plan.

Trump announced on Saturday his administration was accelerating a process of getting the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, enacted by the Republican-led House of Representatives and Senate, across the Capitol.

The move would allow the White House and state capitals to collaborate on the massive infrastructure project—despite disagreement over the exact location and scope of the facility, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet.

“New York City is already gearing up and preparing to go live with the same infrastructure needed in the Washington D.C., costing at least $4 billion,” de Blasio said.

The specific cost for the project has not been disclosed, but New Yorkers for which Trump took office would be eligible for discounts and federal funds by building within 100 miles of the hospital where the plan will be implemented, according to a report published by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

In the Washington D.C. region, there will be 40 of the 75,000 beds in the new National Institutes of Health system built for the occupying of federal and state National Institutes of Health facilities, New York Times reported.

The proposal also calls for surviving coal miners who lived during the last White House and Democratic administrations to be eligible for a federal payment worth $200,000, for the same needy workers, the report said. (here)

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