Pa. Democrats criticize President Donald Trump’s plans for healthcare

Written by on October 27, 2020

Pa. Democrats criticize President Donald Trump’s plans for healthcare

By Genesis Ortega

October 27, 2020

Alex Brandon/AP

Pennsylvania Democrats hosted a virtual press conference yesterday ahead of President Trump’s visit to the state to highlight what they see as the administration’s broken promises. 

U.S. Senator Bob Casey criticized the president’s response to COVID-19. 

“What I hope the president would do today, or maybe any day between now and Election Day, is finally tell us what his plan is to tackle the virus, but it sounds like that’s not going to be forthcoming,” Casey said.

As case numbers spike across the commonwealth, Casey stressed the importance of having a strategy to improve testing and tracing. 

“He doesn’t have a plan as president nor does he offer a plan as a candidate. Why doesn’t he tell us what he’s going to do to help Pennsylvania if he were to be re-elected?”

President Trump visited Hanover Township in Northampton County yesterday, where thousands of people rallied to see him – and many attendees were not wearing masks. 

Congresswoman Susan Wild criticized his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“President Trump can come to our district, but here’s what we know: 300,000 people in my district, PA-7, will lose healthcare if the ACA goes away.”

Wild, who is running for re-election, says local Democratic efforts to get out the vote for Joe Biden are focusing on healthcare.

“You can check on this after Election Day; as goes PA-7, so will go to the state and the country as well.”

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