Does Trump have a health care plan? Does it matter?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts say Donald Trump's evolving ideas on health care don't to amount to a full plan.

And some proposals from the GOP presidential front-runner could mean new political and policy dilemmas.

One of his ideas would allow Medicare to negotiate the prescription drug prices. But that would put Trump at odds with Republican congressional leaders. They favor the current system of private benefit managers bargaining with pharmaceutical companies.

It would align Trump with Democrat Hillary Clinton, who also favors direct negotiation.

The Trump campaign has released a seven-point outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law, based on what it called free-market principles.

Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the center-right American Action Forum says Trump's ideas read like the candidate is "just winging it and making it up."