The majority of Americans don’t believe President Trump has a healthcare plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. While Trump has touted that he will release a healthcare plan and that his administration already had an outline for a plan back in June, he has yet to release anything.
The confidence in the President’s possible future health plan is split among party lines; 81% of Republicans are somewhat or very confident Trump will meet the promises he’s made on healthcare, while 95% of Democrats and 61% of Independents are not confident. Specifically, Trump has promised Americans will get better healthcare at a lower cost than what they currently pay now.
Overall, 62% were not confident Trump would deliver on his healthcare promises, while 16% were somewhat or very confident.
About one-third of respondents admitted they were aware the president had promised to release a healthcare plan. Another 39% were not aware Trump promised to release a plan.
The findings come at a time when the fate of the ACA is in the hands of an appeals court, after a federal judge found the entire healthcare law to be unconstitutional. The entire case stems from a Republican-led lawsuit to overturn the ACA. The Trump administration did not defend the ACA. If the ACA is struck down, a Trump healthcare plan would very likely need to appear.
Amid an impeachment inquiry against Trump, other legislative priorities could get sidelined, including healthcare and drug pricing policies.