The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Trump is going to unveil so-called "plan" for reforming the nation's healthcare system in September, but we have all the reason in the world to expect that this will not be a serious plan that will even be considered by Congress.
Trump evidently believes he needs to have a plan just because Democrats do, but congressional Republicans are not contributing to whatever phony bologna Trump's team is cooking up.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering unveiling, as early as September, his healthcare plan as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
The plan would lay out an alternative to former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which has been challenged by Republicans in court, and could include coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and a variety of insurance options, the Wall Street Journal said, citing unnamed sources.
Trump has not signed off on the tentative plan, the newspaper said, describing ongoing debate about the plan and the timing for the roll-out.
There has been no reporting that I can find detailing exactly what Trump's so-called "plan" will look like, but I think we already know.
We know it will look like every other plan Republicans have promoted both in and out of Congress. It will look like the plan Republicans nearly voted to pass before they lost control of the House of Representatives.
Congressional Republicans also claimed their plan would cover pre-exisiting conditions, but it didn't. Each of their various plans would have allowed insurance companies to charge people with pre-existing conditions any amount of money they wanted to for access to coverage.
At the end of the day, Republicans simply do not believe in universal health coverage even if it looks like Romneycare. They do not believe poor people deserve coverage. They believe if you aren't rich enough to cover the insane cost of health care in America, you deserve to die or go bankrupt.