Trump Promises ‘Spectacular’ Health Care Plan, but Only After 2020

Trump Promises ‘Spectacular’ Health Care Plan, but Only After 2020 April 3, 2019

After Trump decided to revive his fight to repeal Obamacare, which has zero chance of success with the Democrats in charge of the House, he is promising that the Republicans have a secret, much better replacement for it — but you’ll have to wait until after the 2020 election to find out what it is. You’d have to be dumb as a rock to fall for this scam.

A few statements in there really jump out. The first is “Even the Dems want to replace it, but with Medicare for all, which would cause 180 million Americans to lose their beloved private health insurance.” Beloved private health insurance? Do you know one single person for whom their private insurance company is “respected”? Do you know anyone who doesn’t despise their insurance company and hate dealing with them? I don’t. This is pure fantasy land.

And how stupid would you have to be to believe that the Republicans are going to come up with a plan that lowers premiums and deductibles while also keeping the Obamacare rule on preexisting conditions? They didn’t have an alternative plan when Obamacare was passed, they haven’t had one that was even minimally coherent at any time since then. But every plan they’ve proposed does not maintain that rule, they’ve all allowed insurance companies to charge higher premiums for those with preexisting conditions, or put them into high-risk pools that are so expensive that almost no one can afford them.

They’re conning you, plain and simple. And if Trump thinks attacking Obamacare is going to help him in 2020, the evidence suggests quite the contrary. This is dumb move politically as well as a matter of policy. But let him try it. His base will love it; everyone else will hate it. You do you, Trump. You’re your own worst enemy, but too deluded to recognize that.

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