October 21, 2020/Media, Press

Donald Trump Will Be in North Carolina Today. Will He Finally Unveil His Health Care Plan?

Trump still hasn’t explained how he would protect the nearly five million North Carolinians living with a pre-existing condition 
Raleigh – Tuesday was another day with a visit to North Carolina by a member of the Trump family — and it was (yet another) day where that family member didn’t talk about Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced health care plan.

Trump has been promising for months that we’d see his “great,” “terrific,” and “fantastic” plan soon. But so far? Crickets. When he comes to Gastonia today to ask for our vote, will he finally unveil his long-awaited plan?

  • In an interview with Chris Wallace on July 19, Donald Trump said: “We’re signing a health care plan within two weeks.” Two weeks went by, but no plan came.
  • In a news conference in early August, Trump said, “We’re going to be introducing a tremendous health care plan sometime, hopefully, prior to end of the month … It’s just about completed.” August came and went, but there was no health care plan unveiled.
  • Even as complications from COVID-19, like lung scarring and heart damage, could become the next deniable pre-existing condition, when he was grilled on the subject during the first presidential debate at the end of September, Trump still couldn’t provide an answer.
There are almost five million North Carolinians with a pre-existing condition who are eagerly awaiting Trump’s plan. How much longer will he keep them waiting while he asks us to vote for him?

“Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump both came to North Carolina this week, and neither one addressed the number one topic on North Carolinians’ minds: health care,” said NCDP Communications Director Austin Cook. “Donald Trump has no plan to protect the millions of people in our state who buy insurance through the ACA, have a pre-existing condition or have stayed on their parents’ health insurance plans. How can Trump look them in the eye and ask them to vote for him without addressing this fundamental issue?”

  • Almost five million North Carolinians are living with a pre-existing condition.
  • More than 500,000 have been able to purchase insurance through the ACA marketplace.
  • Over 70,000 young people in North Carolina have been able to stay on their parents’ plans because of the ACA.
Trump is scheduled to take the stage in Gastonia at 7pm tonight. Will he finally share his plans with us after first promising them in July?