No one outside of her, and her boss Donald Trump, seems serious about it….
Certainly not Republicans in Congress, who do NOT want ANYTHING to do with canceling the healthcare coverage for more than 20 million Americans….
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway maintained Sunday that Republicans are “working on a plan” for replacing the Affordable Care Act, days after President Trump surprised members on both sides of the aisle when he declared that the Republican Party “will soon be known as the party of health care.”
In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Conway told host Chris Wallace, “The Republican plan is manifold.” But she did not provide specifics, instead going on to attack Democrats over the “Medicare for All” proposal that some in their party have embraced.
Asked by Wallace about criticism that there is currently no GOP plan, Conway pushed back.
“There is a plan,” she said. “We’ve been working on a plan for a long time. And we hope that Congress would come along.”
“Right, nine years, but you’ve never actually come up with a whole plan,” Wallace responded.
“Well, Donald Trump has been president for two years,” Conway said. “So, give us a chance. . . . We are working on a plan at the White House.”
Despite Conway’s assertions, Republicans have no intention of crafting a new health-care plan, fearing the potential political damage that such a proposal could cause in 2020, numerous GOP lawmakers, legislative staffers and administration aides told The Washington Post.
Senate Republicans, who were caught off guard by Trump’s rapid shift to focus on health care last week, have said the White House would need to make the first move by putting forward its own proposal. But administration officials told The Post that nothing firm is in the works…..