President Trump addressed the long discussed repeal of the Affordable Care Act in a Friday morning tweet and he made, as is hardly surprising, basically no sense. In Trump’s world, facts are facts because he said them; no evidence is needed.
He wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “Despite the long delays by the Democrats in finally approving Dr. Tom Price, the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!”
Despite the long delays by the Democrats in finally approving Dr. Tom Price, the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Notably, someone somewhere must have finally gotten through to Trump with at least one dose of reality.
Trump has claimed on many occasions that his cabinet has faced historically long delays in their confirmation hearings. That is, flatly, not true. However, he drops that claim in this tweet, instead simply calling the delays “long.”
That’s not to say though that Trump actually, necessarily, was entirely truthful or straightforward.
He claims, bluntly, that the “repeal and replacement of ObamaCare is moving fast!”
There is no evidence that this statement is accurate. In short, Republicans have yet to actually introduce a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, and private comments of leading Republicans leaked to the media reveal that such is because they’re struggling to come up with a replacement plan.
Remember what the Republicans are playing with here in their stalling as to what their actual ACA replacement plan is.
The ACA provides healthcare to tens of millions of Americans who would not otherwise have it. Until the Republicans actually introduce a plan to replace the ACA, there’s no way to definitively judge the future of these people’s healthcare.
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