TWO WEEKS AGO: Trump Promised a ‘Full and Complete Health Care Plan’ — It Never Materialized
August 2, 2020
Two weeks ago during a Fox News Sunday interview, Trump boasted about health care initiatives he would sign into law in two weeks. But two weeks later, it turned out to be just another one of Trump’s lies — and his health care plan continues to be sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and taking health care away from millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump lied when he said on Fox News Sunday that he would sign a new health care plan in two weeks.
NPR: “‘We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks, a full and complete health care plan,’ Trump claimed, despite not being able to pass a health care bill since taking office and despite there being no push for one in Congress at this point.”
And he lied again on Friday when he doubled down on his claim.
Bloomberg: “President Donald Trump said he plans to sign a ‘very inclusive’ health-care plan ‘very soon’ — perhaps as soon as Sunday — that will result in Americans paying significantly less for pharmaceutical drugs.”
Instead of following through on his supposed “health care plan,” Trump spent his weekend golfing.
CNN’s Manu Raju on Saturday: “As his chief of staff and Treasury Secretary meet in the Capitol with Dem leaders over stalled stimulus talks, Trump arrives at his Virginia golf club for the 283th day of his presidency at one of his golf clubs. He’s been at one of his properties 376 days since taking office.”
New York Times’s Eric Lipton on Sunday: “President Trump is back at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA as of 9:05 a.m., per pool report.”
The reality is that Trump’s health care plan is to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, even as millions of Americans are relying on it during the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Times: “The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court late Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act — a move that, if successful, would bring a permanent end to the health insurance program popularly known as Obamacare and wipe out coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.”
As Trump tries to eliminate the ACA, his administration is also making it more difficult for Americans to get health care coverage during the pandemic.
Forbes: “The Trump administration has decided against opening up a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, instead doubling down on his support of a lawsuit by Republican states aimed at killing the entire Affordable Care Act.”