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SHOT/SHOT: Trump’s Secret Health Care Plan Is So “Top-Secret” It Doesn’t Seem to Exist

By September 18, 2020No Comments

SHOT: New York Times: Trump’s Secret Health Plan Is a Promise Voters Have Heard Before. “When Donald J. Trump first ran for the White House, he promised to ‘come up with a great health plan,’ one that would repeal the Affordable Care Act but replace it with something better while maintaining its biggest selling point: protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions…After four years, during the worst health crisis in a century, the unkept promise may be catching up to Mr. Trump. There still does not seem to be any plan, because other than abolishing the Affordable Care Act — which requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions and which the White House is asking the Supreme Court to overturn — the Republican Party cannot agree on one.” [New York Times, 9/17/20]

SHOT: Washington Post: Opinion: Trump’s ‘Terrific’ Health-Care Plan Is So Secret His Own Health Advisers Don’t Know It Exists. “There’s secret, top-secret, code-word-secret — and then there’s whatever President Trump’s health-care plan is. It’s apparently so deeply classified that the people overseeing the plan don’t even know they’re involved…Trump has asked the Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare, including its protections for those with preexisting conditions. The court is scheduled to hear arguments a week after the election.Maybe by then we’ll have seen Trump’s replacement plan.” [Washington Post, 9/17/20]