Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care

Trump Says Vote On Healthcare Plan Can Wait Until After 2020 Election

But Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reportedly agreed Republicans will wait until after the 2020 presidential and congressional elections before considering legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care.

The president outlined his vision Tuesday night for Republicans to campaign on his plan in the 2020 election and then vote on it right after the election, assuming Republicans hold the White House and Senate, while also regaining the House.

In his late-Monday tweets, Trump claimed Republicans are developing a plan with cheaper premiums and deductibles that "will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America".

Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver on Wednesday to effectively prevent Democrats from using delaying tactics to stall votes on President Trump's nominees to federal district courts and the executive branch, as the White House continues its push to transform the judiciary.

Democrats gleefully jumped on the delay, saying it showed Trump and his party had no idea what to do with healthcare beyond repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. The healthcare law has faced fierce opposition from the Republican Party.

The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday changed its procedures to speed up the confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominees for some lower court judgeships and sub-Cabinet level positions.

Schumer mocked Trump for pushing off the healthcare debate past the elections.

Facing a court deadline, Trump seized on health care last week, backing a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

Many Democrats, who benefited from prior rules changes under Obama, now say the GOP move will enable Trump and future presidents, so long as their party controls the Senate, to run roughshod over the Senate.

"I see what the Democrats are doing".

But on Tuesday, McConnell told reporters that he had told Trump just that.

"As health care is pushed to the forefront of the 2020 agenda, our polling suggests President Trump may struggle to attract voters with his promise of a new plan", said Tyler Sinclair of Morning Consult.

The Republican Party will become "The Party of Healthcare!" Since mail ballots have to go through signature verification (just like in-person ballots go through at polling places), it takes a while to count them.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said Democrats' health care battle with Trump is "a values fight". They want to take away the ability of young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26.

Previously, the Justice Department sought to eliminate Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires people to have health insurance, as well as protections for those with preexisting conditions. He blamed Democrats for dragging their feet on a variety of noncontroversial candidates simply because they were nominated by President Trump.

"He started this whole thing that we've been wrestling with since 2003, cooked it up, convinced his colleagues to do it", McConnell said.



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