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Fri Sep 18, 2020, 06:04 AM

Trump's 'terrific' health-care plan is so secret his own health advisers don't know it exists




Trump’s ‘terrific’ health-care plan is so secret his own health advisers don’t know it exists


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Opinion by Catherine Rampell Columnist
September 17, 2020 at 4:51 p.m. CDT

There’s secret, top-secret, code-word-secret — and then there’s whatever President Trump’s health-care plan is.

It’s apparently so deeply classified that the people overseeing the plan don’t even know they’re involved.

The Republican Party has promised (and failed) to repeal and replace Obamacare for more than a decade — that is, the entirety of the law’s existence. Trump began teasing his own replacement plan during his first presidential bid, five years ago. Back then, he pledged to swap out the Affordable Care Act for “something terrific,” details TBD.

Over subsequent months and years, Trump boasted about the benefits of his plan. It would be cheaper yet somehow also more generous than Obamacare. It would be “so easy,” even though “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” It would “take care of everybody,” even as it took literal care away from many.


This plan was always “two weeks” away — coincidentally the timeline promised for most every Trump announcement, including those about wiretapping, infrastructure and Melania Trump’s immigration history.


As the fortnights passed, suspense grew. Finally, an announcement came this week: This Godot-like plan, this girlfriend-who-lives-in-Canada of public policies — it exists!

“I have it all ready,” Trump said at a town hall Tuesday, “and it’s a much better plan for you, and it’s a much better plan.”...........................



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Reply Trump's 'terrific' health-care plan is so secret his own health advisers don't know it exists (Original post)
riversedge Sep 18 OP
TexasTowelie Sep 18 #1
cstanleytech Sep 18 #4
gab13by13 Sep 18 #2
DemUnleashed Sep 18 #3
rurallib Sep 18 #5
Illumination Sep 18 #7
Danascot Sep 18 #12
gab13by13 Sep 18 #6
lastlib Sep 18 #11
ashredux Sep 18 #8
C_U_L8R Sep 18 #9
Dios Mio Sep 18 #10
usaf-vet Sep 18 #13
Marcuse Sep 18 #14
BillyBobBrilliant Sep 18 #15

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 06:15 AM

1. Manhattan Project secret.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:42 AM

4. More secret even then that.....think more along the lines of National Treasure secret but

rather than having Nicolas Cage we have Donald Trump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 06:55 AM

2. The former Rep from Florida saw the plan.

Don't Get Sick.
If you do get sick die quickly.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:20 AM

3. Details

When Drumpf said he already has a health care plan, that's when Stephanopoulous should have asked Drumpf for some of the details of the plan!

We know there isn't a plan...I would have loved seeing him stammering to try to give even one specific about the plan, along with details of how he plans to make it work

No more broad grandstanding, broad, one-line proposal ideas with this guy...ask for details on everything he proposes! He wouldn't be able to do it.The veil would then come off and everyone would be able to see how clueless (dumb!) he really is!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:49 AM

5. Maybe it is written in Russian so few would be able to tell it was a health care plan?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:04 AM

7. Right. Maybe it's actually a funeral plan...

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Response to rurallib (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:06 AM

12. ... and it probably involves Novichok

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:53 AM

6. It's the Republican plan also,

Junk insurance for the poor and Cadillac insurance for the rich. Can't have poor people clogging up the doctor's office or emergency room if a rich person needs help.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:53 AM

11. ...GOPeeDon'tCare....

Two parts, as noted above
1) Don't get sick
2) If you do, die ASAP.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:08 AM

8. Next he will say, he'll have it ready for public view just after the election

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:19 AM

9. Wait, here it is



Apparently it's so secret they printed it with invisible ink.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 08:48 AM

10. He has no idea what's involved.

It took Obama and an expert team a long time to develop Obamacare. If Trump would have been normal it could have been tweaked by now into a masterpiece.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 09:07 AM

13. This secret look at the Trump health plan was release by a whistleblower connect to the project.



You would have to admit it is the largest band-aid the country has seen. Even good for pre-existing road rash.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 10:26 AM

14. He will release it right after his tax returns and President Obama's real birth certificate.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 12:44 PM

15. Two weeks to him

is like the 40 years was to Moses.

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