(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social over the weekend to once again call for a replacement of the Affordable Care Act if he wins back the White House in 2024.
In the post, Trump argued that he was considering any alternative options that would allow them to replace ObamaCare. He added that their failure to have the health law repealed in 2017 had been a “low point” for his party, as they had failed to repeal the law by one vote. At the time, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had joined the Democrats in voting for ObamaCare to remain in place. Following that decision Trump had continued to attack McCain even after the Senator passed away from brain cancer.
In 2018, the Democrats had won back control of the House which effectively put an end to all the attempts made by the House to repeal the Act. As part of their campaigns, the Democrats had promised that affordable healthcare would remain available to Americans.
The Republican party could potentially be harmed by the decision of the former President to once again start referring to health care, especially as the majority of GOP members have stopped campaigning against ObamaCare, with many people recognizing that this was a losing issue for the GOP.
So far, there have been three attempts by the Republican party to have the Act repealed, including one in 2020 which had the support of Trump. Trump, however, has maintained that this is not a topic that they should give up on.
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