Trump announced that he will be waiting to put forth a replacement plan for healthcare. Trump is postponing the plan to give it a better chance to pass through the House and Senate.
“President Donald Trump on Monday night postponed his plans to make Republicans into the “party of great health care” until after the 2020 elections.
“Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate and win back the House,” Trump wrote. “It will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America.”
“The announcement represented a clear shift away from the urgency with which Trump talked last week about the need to devise a replacement for Obamacare and effectively created a two-year window for Republicans to come up with an alternative.
It also relieved pressure that had been mounting in both the White House and the Republican-controlled Senate in recent days to produce a replacement bill within months, one that could somehow advance through a Democratically controlled House.”
Trump tweeted about Healthcare earlier this week
“Everybody agrees that ObamaCare doesn’t work. Premiums & deductibles are far too high – Really bad HealthCare! Even the Dems want to replace it, but with Medicare for all, which would cause 180 million Americans to lose their beloved private health insurance. The Republicans…..”
“….are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare. In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare. Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win……”
“….back the House. It will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America. Also, Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions. The Republican Party will be known as the Party of Great HealtCare. Meantime, the USA is doing better than ever & is respected again!”
“The move leaves Trump free to continue attacking both Obamacare in its current form, and 2020 Democratic candidates over their Medicare for All proposals. But it relieves him and his party of the need to come up with a replacement plan before the 2020 election.
It’s a strategy that worked well for Trump in 2016, when as a candidate, he railed against Obamacare and pledged to “repeal and replace” the bill with something much better…”