After failing to pass a deeply unpopular health care plan that would’ve been a catastrophe for millions of Americans, Donald Trump told the American people on Saturday not to worry, he wasn’t going to stop trying.
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
“Do not worry!” Trump said via social media, putting to rest any doubt about his priorities.
Instead of acknowledging that his plan was a dud and committing himself to improving upon the Affordable Care Act, he openly said that he is rooting for the failure of Obamacare – a law that millions of Americans rely on.
Despite his recent comments that Democrats “own” the Affordable Care Act, he is once again forgetting that he is the man in charge.
If he and the Republican-controlled Congress would put politics aside and commit themselves to improving the law so that it works more effectively and helps more Americans, then it would not “explode,” as he said today.
No major piece of legislation can survive without being tweaked along the way. That’s especially true when it comes to health care policy.
If the Affordable Care Act does, in fact, fall apart under Trump’s presidency, it will because he and the Republican-controlled Congress were working to undermine the law instead of helping it continue to work for the American people.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.