President Donald Trump said a vote on replacing Obamacare can wait at least until after the 2020 election.
For the last week, the president has been putting the issue of health care front and center.
That surprised some because the White House admits it still’s writing its own health care plan, and now it appears the debate is on hold.
Democrats rallied on the steps of the supreme court to defend Obamacare.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D) Minority Leader said, “Don’t let President Trump fool you, America. Republicans are not the party of health care.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted the Trump Admininstration over its continuing efforts to repeal the health care law.
Schumer accused Republicans of trying to sabotage health care for millions.
Senator Schumer said, “They have no health care plan. It’s the same old song they’ve been singing. They’re for repeal. They have no replace”
Recently, President Trump called on congress to move quickly and vote on a new health care bill.
But in a tweet Monday he appeared to shift the timeline. The President’s tweet read, “Vote will be taken right after the election when Republicans hold the senate & win back the house.”
The White House has not said when it plans to unveil it’s own health care bill or how it may be different from past proposals.
President Trump said on Tuesday, “When the plan comes out…We’ll be showing you at the appropriate time, it’s much better than Obamacare, so when the plan comes out…You’ll see it”
Democrats say they plan to make health care a major issue in the 2020 campaign and plan to force lawmakers to pick sides, either supporting Obamacare or backing the effort to repeal it.
The President has called on some Republican senators to come up with their own plan that the White House could use, however the framework for that bill has not been released yet.