President Donald Trump’s ABC town hall event killed a health plan he’s promised for months. The plan was then confirmed Wednesday by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who acknowledged the plan but said Americans and the press could not access it.
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 program, he claimed the replacement would be “something good”, but five years later, the plan is still not revealed to the public.
When Trump took office in 2017, he complained that the Senate must reaffirm former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price because “the abolition and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!”
There was another promise during his speech on the Union later that month, when the president promised: “The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower health insurance spending, and that’s what we want to do.”
But after Price was confirmed and over three years after this announcement, the Trump White House proposal was still not revealed.
Trump’s plan seemed to evolve later that year when the GOP could not repeal Obamacare because there was no plan to replace it. It was a deal-breaker for Senator John McCain (R-AZ) who voted down the measure.
“ObamaCare is a ruined mess. Piece by piece, we are now beginning the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!” Trump announced.
Despite promises from the president in 2019, the plan is still not revealed.
“The Republican Party will be ‘The Healthcare Party!'”, Trump promised.
In April, however, Trump withdrew on his health efforts, explaining that he never planned to pass a new GOP health law so early. According to the president, he wanted to wait closer to the election.
“I never planned a vote before the 2020 election on the wonderful HealthCare package that some very talented people are now developing for me and the Republican Party. It will be shown in full screen during the election as a much better and cheaper alternative to ObamaCare. .. “
“We need to produce phenomenal health care,” Trump said of his plan in June 2019. “And we already have the concept of the plan. And it will be much better health care, “Trump told George Stephanopoulos. When Stephanopoulos asked if he would tell people what the plan was, Trump replied, “Yes, we will announce it in two months, maybe less.”
“You get health care like you’ve never seen before,” he promised later that year in October.
Finally, when 2020 began, Trump gave the Americans a timeline of “two weeks” for the plan.
“We will sign a health plan within two weeks, a complete and complete health plan, which the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA gave me the right to do,” Trump promised in an interview with Fox News on July 19.
After two months, Trump teased the plan again in City Hall. It matches his criteria for being closer to the election and certainly more than two weeks after his July promise. McEnany confirmed that the White House’s proposed law is ready to go, but she told reporters that Americans and the press are not allowed to see it. It is unclear why the plan is a secret since the president talked about it for so long. Still, McEnany did not specify why the plan remains a secret.
“I will not give you a reading of what our health plan looks like and who is working on it. If you want to know, come work here in the White House,” McEnany told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
Watch the video that reveals the secret plan below: