President Donald Trump’s ABC City Hall event teased a health plan that has been promising for months. The plan was later confirmed Wednesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who acknowledged the plan but said the 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 show, he said the replacement would be “something great,” but five years later, the plan has not yet been revealed to the public.
Upon taking office in 2017, Trump complained that the Senate must confirm former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price because “the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!”
There was another promise during his State of the Union address at the end of the month, when the president promised: “The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and it’s what we will do “.
But after Price was confirmed and over three years after that announcement, Trump’s White House proposal has not yet been revealed.
Trump’s plan seemed to evolve later that year, when the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare because no plan had been introduced to replace him. It was a headache for Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who rejected the measure.
“ObamaCare is a disaster. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great health care it deserves!” Trump announced.
Despite the president’s promises in 2019, the plan has not yet been revealed.
“The Republican Party will become ‘The Health Party!'” Trump promised.
In April, however, Trump withdrew his health efforts by explaining that he never planned to pass a new GOP health law so soon. According to the president, he wanted to wait closer to the election.
“I had never scheduled 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 exposed in its own right during the election as a much better and less expensive alternative. at ObamaCare … “
“We will 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 meant to tell people what the plan was, Trump replied, “Yes, we’ll announce it in two months, maybe less.”
“You’ll get health care like you’ve never seen,” he promised later that year in October.
Eventually, in early 2020, Trump gave Americans a “two-week” timeline for the plan.
“We will sign a health care plan within two weeks, a comprehensive and comprehensive health care plan that the Supreme Court decision on the DACA gave me the right to do,” Trump promised in a July 19 interview with Fox News.
After two months, Trump again made fun of the plan in the city hall. It fits his criteria of being closer to the election and certainly more than two weeks after his July promise. McEnany confirmed the White House bill is ready, but told reporters that Americans and the press are not allowed to see it. It’s unclear why the plan is a secret given that the president has been talking about it for so long. However, McEnany hasn’t made it clear why the plan will remain secret.
“I’m not going to give you a reading of what our health care plan looks like and who is working on it. If you want to know, come and work here in the White House,” McEnany told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
Watch the video revealing the secret plan below: