Washington, DC –– On July 19th, President Donald Trump claimed he and his administration would be offering “a full and complete health care plan” with a self-imposed fourteen day deadline. To no one’s surprise, two weeks later there is still no health care plan to address the needs of American families who are grappling with a global pandemic and a historic economic downturn. It’s not the first two-week deadline the President has blown. On more than a dozen occasions since 2018, the President has promised action on health care within a two week window. There has yet to be any action taken by the Trump Administration on health care except their ongoing efforts to destroy American health care through sabotage and repeal. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:
“Donald Trump’s broken promises are so routine, I’ve started to set my watch to them. Unfortunately, while his failures pile up, millions of Americans are in danger of losing their health care while combating a global pandemic and its catastrophic consequences. And the precarious situation American families find themselves in can be directly tied back to his failure to listen to the experts on containing the virus and his general disinterest in offering much-needed assistance to hard-working Americans who need it. It’s all a bigger piece of Trump’s never-ending war on health care, which has been dogging the American people for years and is now literally before the Supreme Court.
“There’s no Trump health care plan today for one simple reason – we already have one – which is to rip health care away from millions of Americans in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s the Trump plan – and he and every Republican will be held accountable for it in 93 days.”