Donald Trump is hitting the repeat button on his campaign promises from 2016 and 2020.
That being the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
Trump posted on Truth Social that he is “seriously looking at alternatives” to replace Obamacare, something he failed to do with a Republican Congress after taking office in 2017.
Haunted by McCain
The feud between Donald Trump and the late Senator McCain (R-AZ) goes back to Trump falling short on this promise.
Trump was a single vote away from repealing the law, but McCain crossed over and voted with Democrats. Ever since that day, Trump has had nothing but animosity toward McCain, both alive and dead.
In 2018, most Republicans ran on repealing Obamacare, but they lost the House, and the dream of ending Obama’s legacy program went with the House majority.
Trump stated, “We had a couple of Republican Senators who campaigned for 6 years against it, and then raised their hands not to terminate it. It was a low point for the Republican Party, but we should never give up!”
Biden campaign spokesman Ammar Moussa would love nothing more than Trump to repeat the narrative that cost Republicans the House in 2018.
Moussa stated, “40 million people – more than 1 in 10 Americans – have health insurance today because of the Affordable Care Act and Donald Trump just said he would try to rip it away if he returns to power. He was one vote away from getting it done when he was president – and we should take him at his word that he’ll try to do it again.
“Donald Trump’s America is one where millions of people lose their health insurance and seniors and families across the country face exorbitant costs just to stay healthy. Those are the stakes next November.”
For this to work for Trump, he has to be able to prove that he will not take away pre-existing condition coverage, as it has become vital for Americans when changing insurance policies.
If he can do that, this would have a chance of helping him, but he is going to have to do far more than just throw the statement out there.
He needs a majority, something he does not have and is not likely to have in the Senate and/or House if he wins the election.
I would love to see a legitimate plan that would lower costs because I am sick and tired of having an insurance premium that is almost as much as my rent payment, as I am sure most of you are as well.
After Obamacare, I went from paying about $200/month for coverage to a plan that now costs $735/month… and I know I am not alone.
I love the idea, Mr. Trump, but we need to see more than words on this one.