Many Republican leaders have swallowed their pride and committed to supporting Donald Trump for president, saying that, in spite of his theatrics, offensive and racially-tinged statements, and frequent deviations from conservative orthodoxy, he is still more likely to pursue policies they agree with than Hillary Clinton.

But on health care, one of the biggest issues the next president is expected to deal with, many conservatives wonder whether Trump really represents a preferable alternative to the former secretary of state.

As is the case in many policy arenas, Trump's pronouncements on health care have been inconsistent and occasionally outlandish. He vacillates across the political spectrum, sometimes changing his mind day by day. 

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