On Monday, former President Trump reinvigorated his campaign to reduce the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a widely utilized health care option by millions of Americans, by pledging to substitute it with his own “significantly superior” alternative program.
Opposition to President Obama’s signature health care law, which was once a popular political message among Republican voters, has since gained widespread support in the United States, with sixty percent of Americans holding a positive view of the law.
“Obamacare is too expensive, and otherwise, not good healthcare. I will come up with a much better, and less expensive, alternative! People will be happy, not sad!” Trump said in a post to his Truth Social platform.
Following a series of unsuccessful “repeal and replace” endeavors within Congress and a number of unsuccessful court battles, Republicans have largely abandoned the matter in favor of other concerns, including the economy and crime.
In the same manner, Trump reemerged his criticism of the health care law last month, which caught many Republican legislators off guard when reporters inquired about his policy proposal.
“I don’t want to terminate Obamacare, I want to REPLACE IT with MUCH BETTER HEALTHCARE. Getting much better Healthcare than Obamacare for the American people will be a priority of the Trump Administration. It is not a matter of cost, it is a matter of HEALTH. America will have one of the best Healthcare Plans anywhere in the world. Right now it has one of the WORST!” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post last month.