President Donald Trump announced in a series of tweets Monday night that Republicans won’t vote on a new health care plan until after the 2020 elections.

Trump and his administration have repeatedly blasted former President Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act (ACA), although several judges have ruled against the president’s efforts to repeal it. Trump attacked Democrats for proposing ideas like Medicare-for-All and vowed that the GOP would be “the party of great health care.”

“The Republicans are developing a really great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums (cost) & deductibles than ObamaCare,” Trump tweeted. “In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare. Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.”


Late last year, online sign-ups for Obamacare saw a late surge, despite a decline from the previous year. Many polls have shown a majority of Americans support the ACA, and Trump’s decision to repeal and replace Obama’s signature law could potentially affect 20 million Americans, several of which include his supporters.

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Trump has even reportedly ordered the Justice Department to fully dismantle Obamacare on constitutional grounds. A Texas judge recently ruled the ACA is unconstitutional because of the new GOP tax law.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate majority leader, said the Trump administration would likely play the largest role in the national healthcare debate, while Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Senate Finance Committee chairman, stated his panel does not as of now have any intention of passing healthcare legislation.

Health care was found to be a top issue among voters during the 2018 midterm elections, and it will now clearly also be a major subject in 2020. Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have already stressed the importance of guaranteeing healthcare nationwide as part of their campaigns.