Yesterday, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Politico released a survey that asked voters about their priorities for the 2020 election. Eighty percent of people said “taking steps to lower the cost of health care” is their top priority. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to lower health care costs. In office, Trump has a trail of failed policies.
“It’s clear that Trump is far more concerned with himself and his power than lowering prescription drug costs and protecting people with pre-existing conditions,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo, “For three years, Trump has been chronically ineffective at delivering on his health care promises, and voters know they deserve more than meaningless tweets.”
When Trump ran for office, he promised Floridians he would lower their health care costs, telling a Tampa crowd in 2016, “We’re going to have great healthcare. By the way, for a fraction of the price. Much less expensive.”
Trump has failed to follow through on his promises to health care: he has failed to lower prescription drug costs, failed to offer a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act that protects people with pre-existing conditions if his lawsuit succeeds, and failed to protect Medicaid and Medicare.