In 2015, Trump promised that the GOP would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. In an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, he claimed the replacement would be “something great”, but even after five years, the plan still hasn’t been revealed to the public.
After Trump took office in 2017, he complained that the Senate should confirm former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price because “the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is moving fast!”
Another promise was made during his state address later that month, when the president promised, “The way to make health insurance available to all is to reduce the cost of health insurance, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
But three years after Price was confirmed and that announcement, Trump’s proposal from the White House still had not surfaced.
Trump’s plan was developed at the end of the year, when the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare because no plan was launched to replace it. It was a deal-breaker for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who voted for the measure.
“Obamacare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great healthcare that it deserves!” Trump announced
Despite promises from the President in 2019, the plan has still not been unveiled.
“Republican Party Will Become ‘Healthcare Party’!” Trump promised.
In April, however, Trump pulled back his healthcare efforts stating that he had never planned to pass a new GOP healthcare law so quickly. According to the president, he wanted to wait closer to the election.
“I was never planning a vote on the healthcare package before the 2020 election that some very talented people are now developing for me and the Republican Party. It’s a better and less expensive option on full performance during the election As will. ObamaCare … ”
“We are going to produce unprecedented health care as planned in June 2019,” Trump told George Stefanopoulos. And we already have the concept of this plan. And it will be better health care. When Stephanopolous asked if he was going to tell people what the plan was, Trump replied: “Yes, we’ll announce that in two months, maybe less.”
“You’ll like the choice of healthcare you’ve never seen,” he promised later in October of that year.
Finally, as soon as 2020 began, Trump gave Americans “two weeks” to plan.
Trump promised in a July 19 interview with Fox News, “We are signing a health care plan within two weeks, a complete and complete health care plan that the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA empowers me to do.” Have given.”
After two months, Trump teased the plan again at the town hall. This matches his criteria for being close to the election and certainly more than two weeks after his July promise. McEnany confirmed that the proposed White House legislation is ready to go, but he told reporters that Americans and the press were not allowed to see it. It is unclear whether the plan is a secret because the president talked about it for so long. Still, McEnany did not clarify why the plan would remain secret.
“I’m not going to tell you what our health care plan looks like and who is working on it. If you want to know, work here at the White House,” McEnany told CNN’s Catelyn Collins.
Watch the video revealing the secret plan below: