From day one of his presidency, Trump has continually vowed to get rid of every aspect of Obamacare
Now, reports are surfacing that Trump will unveil a new healthcare plan, or at least the overall idea for such a plan, in the upcoming weeks.
The Obamacare Disaster
By virtually any measurement, Obamacare has been a disaster. The moment the new plan was introduced, health care costs rose significantly.
The forced coverage created panic in the insurance industry, which caused premiums and deductibles to go up while coverage benefits went down.
The individual mandate forced Americans to decide between coverage they could no longer afford or a significant fine for not signing up.
Even with the fine, many Americans chose to bankroll their own medical costs rather than pay premiums that were as much as double what they had paid before.
Mass Shootings Create Urgency
The shootings in El Paso and Dayton have created even more urgency for a better health care plan.
With Trump linking mental health to these shootings, it has become imperative that every American be assured coverage that will also cover pre-existing conditions.
This is something President Trump has always vowed to do, but he has met resistance on both sides of the aisle. Democrats are holding on to Obamacare like a life preserver in the middle of the ocean.
Most Republicans refuse to put the onus on Americans taxpayers of having to, in essence, pay for someone else’s coverage.
Trump now claims his package will offer better coverage options than Obamacare at better prices. He also stated it will cover pre-existing conditions, something liberals refuse to believe.
There is no official date for the announcement, but most believe it will happen in upcoming weeks, with the plan itself being rolled out after the 2020 presidential election.