Healthcare Changes Put Off Until 2021

In a series of tweets on Monday night, President Donald Trump published his intentions to postpone any meaningful changes to the Affordable Healthcare Act, aka Obamacare, until after the 2020 election, gambling that the House of Representatives will flip back to Republican control.

This decision was made following a Monday night meeting with Republicans where the Senators John Barrasso, Bill Cassidy, and Rick Scott were tasked with writing new legislation that would undo the worst of Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

Congressional Republicans have been unable thus far to draft a proposal to replace Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act despite frequent vows to do so in recent years.

Trump’s vow last week that the Republican Party will be “the party of healthcare” caught his fellow Republicans off guard after the Justice Department backed a lawsuit intended to wipe out Obamacare, which has helped millions of Americans get health insurance.

If President Trump truly does get the wall built and immigration on its way to being fixed, the demise of Obamacare is the last of his three big campaign promises of 2016 to be accomplished. Thus, it will more than likely be a focus for 2020, and a touchstone for debates and more.

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