Raleigh – Yesterday marked another day with a member of the Trump family campaigning in North Carolina. More importantly, it was also another day where Donald Trump failed to unveil his long-promised health care 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.
North Carolinians have been waiting for months to hear what “great,” “terrific,” and “fantastic” plan he has up his sleeves. Is today finally the day when we find out what it is?
“Don Jr. couldn’t lay out his father’s ‘terrific’ health care plan in North Carolina yesterday, but maybe Ivanka Trump will break the news when she visits Raleigh today,” said NCDP Communications Director Austin Cook. “With Election Day 2 weeks out, Trump owes North Carolinians a full explanation for how he plans to protect the millions of people all over our state living with a pre-existing condition. We hope Ivanka can help us fill in the blanks.”
- 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.
The millions of people across our state who depend on the protections and benefits of the ACA are waiting for Trump’s answer. Will we finally get an answer when Ivanka comes to North Carolina later today? Probably not.