President Donald Trump has suggested that he will defer the vote on a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) until after 2020.
In a tweet, Trump said a vote on a GOP health plan will be held back until after the elections, and that “the Republicans are developing a really great healthcare plan with far lower premiums (costs) & deductibles than Obamacare.”
“In other words, it will be far less expensive & much more usable than Obamacare.”
The president said that a “Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & went back the house.”
Trump added: “Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions. The Republican Party will be known as the party of great HealthCare.”
Trump’s comments come just days after his administration has shifted its focus back to healthcare, with the president directing the Department of Justice to support a full dismantling of the affordable care act on constitutional grounds.