In an August 3 press briefing, Trump said his health care plan would most likely be released before the end of the month. But August came and went and the President never released a plan. It marks the latest instance of Trump promising an Obamacare solution that never came.
In an interview with Fox News in July, Trump said he would be signing a “full and complete health care plan” within two weeks.
The President also said on August 7 that he was pursuing an executive order that would require health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.
No such order was signed.
Asked about these plans, the White House did not provide specifics in a statement Saturday evening.
“President Trump recently issued several executive orders to lower the cost of prescription drugs, including making insulin and EpiPens available at low cost to low-income Americans. There will be more action to come in the coming weeks,” deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews said in the statement.
The President has blown through other deadlines he himself has set.
“I will be releasing a new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees, which may include some, or many of those already on the list, by September 1, 2020,” Trump tweeted in June. “If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice… Based on decisions being rendered now, this list is more important than ever before (Second Amendment, Right to Life, Religious Liberty, etc.) — VOTE 2020!”
“You will see it soon, certainly within the next few weeks, but it will be after the Labor Day weekend,” she said.
Trump has also said he would release an immigration plan sometime in September.
This story has been updated with additional background information.