Trump says the Republican party will soon be the "party of health care," but the word "soon" is clearly open to interpretation.
Although the Trump regime is now supporting a legal effort to toss out the entire Affordable Care Act as soon as possible, Trump says Republicans won't vote on an unseen, mythical health care plan until 2021 at the earliest.
From NBC News:
President Donald Trump said in a string of Monday night tweets that Republicans won't be voting on a new health care plan until after the 2020 elections.
"The Republicans are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare," Trump tweeted. "In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare. Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House." [...]
"President Trump confirmed he will hold Americans hostage through the 2020 election on health care," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a press conference outside the Supreme Court.
"They have no health care plan," Schumer said. “It’s the same old song they've been singing. They’re for repeal, they have no replace.”
Snark aside, Trump's claim that Republicans will vote for a health care bill after the 2020 election is an admission that they can't do anything while Democrats control the House of Representatives.
With that in mind, it should appear more absurd than ever that the Trump regime is supporting efforts to toss out the Affordable Care Act before the 2020 election even arrives. Repealing Obamacare without a replacement ready to takes its place would be a goddamn disaster.
If Trump and the GOP want to make the next election all about health care, this is certainly one way to do that. And it's not going to be pretty for them. Making the next election a referendum on health care could guarantee that Democrats hold control of the House and possibly retake control of the Senate.