President Trump was busy with some late night tweets and healthcare was on his mind. Trump revealed that the Republican Party’s replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act is coming…but it will be after the 2020 election.
Tweeting late on Monday, Trump provided the first insight regarding the Republicans’ timetable to introduce a replacement for former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The president promised that the yet-to-be-developed plan would be “truly great” and “work for America.”
“Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win … back the House,” Trump tweeted.
In a series of three tweets, Trump said, “Everybody agrees that ObamaCare doesn’t work. Premiums & deductibles are far too high – Really bad HealthCare!”
“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,” he added.
And in his last tweet, Trump said. “Also, Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions.”
Trump’s new information comes a week after his administration renewed its attack on the ACA, also known as Obamacare The administration sided with a Texas judge’s December 2018 ruling that the entire law should be tossed out.
In a letter filed with the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Justice Department lawyers indicated that the lower court’s ruling that the health care law is unconstitutional should be affirmed. They also wrote that the United States “is not urging that any portion of the district court’s judgment to be reversed.”
Following his late night tweets, Trump told reporters the next morning: “The Republican Party will soon be known as the party of health care – you watch.” He has since repeated the same line many times.
Republicans criticized the ACA when Obama signed it into law in March 2010 but have failed in repeated efforts to repeal it.