On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump’s administration has been considering revealing its healthcare plan as early as September, as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy.
His plan would present an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which has been challenged by Republicans in court. It could include coverage for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions and various insurance options.
The newspaper said, “Trump has not signed off on the tentative plan, describing ongoing debate about the plan and the timing for the roll-out. Polling shows that healthcare is a top concern for voters leading up to the election.”
However, the White House has not responded to a request for comment.
Democrats competing to be their party’s candidate for the 2020 presidential election have been focusing on healthcare, arguing how to transform the U.S. healthcare system.
Some Democrats have recommended getting rid of private insurance in favor of a government-run plan called “Medicare for All.”
Trump is expected to give a speech at The Villages in Florida on Tuesday where he will be addressing on how to improve the U.S. healthcare system.
Trump is also expected to sign an executive order associated with Medicare, according to an official from the White House, who declined to give any specific details. According to Reuters, “Trump was considering an executive order to cut prices on branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs.”