Democratic nominee Joe Biden slammed Donald Trump for trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act without having any plan to replace it — a move that would cause millions of people to lose their insurance, and leave millions more with preexisting conditions unable to find coverage.
"He has no plan for health care," Biden said, as Trump repeatedly interrupted. "He sends out wishful thinking. He sends out executive orders that have no power. He hasn't lowered drug costs for anybody. he has been promising health care plan since he got elected. He has none. Like almost everything else he talks about he does not have a plan. He doesn't have a plan and the fact is this man doesn't know what he's talking about."
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Biden is correct.
Trump has promised a replacement for the ACA — better known as Obamacare — for years, yet has never released one.
On numerous occasions, Trump has promised a health care plan is coming, yet he has never released a plan.
Trump most recently made that claim at an ABC News town hall on Sept. 15, yet never released a plan.
On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that apparently was supposed to be his health care plan, which stated that it's "the policy of the United States" to protect people with preexisting conditions. However, that is already the law of the land under Obamacare.
And Trump's own Health and Human Services secretary admitted the executive order carries no legal weight, and that if the Supreme Court overturned Obamacare that people with preexisting conditions would not be protected.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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