President Donald Trump’s ABC town hall event teased a health plan he’s been promising for months. The plan was then confirmed Wednesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who approved the plan but said the Americans and the press might not have access to it.
In 2015, Trump promised that the GOP would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. When making an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, he claimed the replacement was “something great,” but five years later the plan has still not been disclosed to the public.
When Trump took office in 2017, he complained that the Senate had to approve former Health and Welfare Secretary Tom Price because “ObamaCare repeal and replacement is moving fast!”
Another promise was made during his State of the Union address later this month when the President promised, “The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to cut the cost of health insurance, and we will . “
But after Price was confirmed, and more than three years after that announcement, Trump’s White House proposal has still not been revealed.
Trump’s plan appeared to be developing later that year when the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare because no plan was put in place to replace it. It was a deal breaker for Senator John McCain (R-AZ) who rejected the move.
“ObamaCare is a shattered mess. Little by little, we’re going to start giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!” Trump announced.
Despite the president’s pledges in 2019, the plan has not yet been revealed.
“The Republican Party will be ‘The Healthcare Party!'” Trump promised.
In April, however, Trump withdrew his health care efforts, stating that he never intended to get a new GOP health bill passed this early. According to the president, he wanted to wait closer to the election.
“I never had 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 on display in full as a much better and cheaper alternative to full during the election.” ObamaCare … “
“We’re going 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 that in two months, maybe less.”
“You will have health care like you’ve never seen it before,” he promised later that October.
Finally, early in 2020, Trump gave Americans a “two week” schedule for the plan.
“We’re going to sign a health plan within two weeks, a full health plan to which I am entitled based on the Supreme Court’s decision on DACA,” Trump promised in an interview with Fox News on July 19.
After two months, Trump teased the plan again at City Hall. It fits his criteria to be closer to the election and certainly more than two weeks after his July promise. McEnany confirmed the White House’s proposed bill is ready, but 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 has spoken about it for so long. Even so, McEnany hasn’t clarified why the plan will remain a secret.
“I’m not going to read to you what our health plan is or who is working on it. If you want to know, come over here at the White House,” McEnany told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
Check out the video that reveals the secret plan below: