President Donald Trump on Saturday promised a strong new health care plan for America at some point in the future, just over a day after his Justice Department called on the Supreme Court to kill the Affordable Care Act.
Trump has long promised a replacement for the ACA, but has yet to come up with one. He promised when he first took office to “repeal and replace” it within 100 days of stepping into the White House.
The timing of threatening to repeal the bill — which would leave 23 million people without health insurance — couldn’t be worse. The U.S. on Saturday set a record for the number of new coronavirus cases recorded in a single day, reaching more than 42,000 Saturday. The American death toll from the disease has hit 126,000.
Trump also vowed in a tweet to “ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS!!!!” protect people with preexisting conditions — which would be tough if they’re no longer insured.
Twitter critics imagined what Trump’s health care plan might look like — at some point in the future. It wasn’t pretty.