President Donald Trump’s administration is considering releasing its health care plan next month as part of a presidential campaign strategy, reported the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The plan could include coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, as well as efforts to spur the sale of insurance across state lines. The plan could also weigh in on expanding health savings accounts, linking price transparency to quality, and a variety of insurance options, according to WSJ.
“President Trump has said we will protect people with pre-existing conditions, lower drug prices, end surprise medical bills, and make sure Americans get the highest quality of care they deserve,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement to WSJ.
President Donald Trump hasn’t signed off on the proposal, which has yet to be finalized. A senior the president adviser, Kellyanne Conway, has briefed House Republicans and planned to speak to Senate Republicans about the plans after the August recess.
Health care is one of the key issues on the 2020 battleground in which Democratic candidates have been debating how far to go to transform the U.S. healthcare system. Pragmatic-minded moderates favor modest reforms while accusing front-runners’ Medicare for All as a unrealistic plan.
The president’s health care plan would seek to draw a contrast with Democrats. The White House has already released initiatives and been working on provisions that would accomplish some of the president’s goals.
The administration has already showed its efforts on a range of health-related issues such as improving kidney health and making it easier to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.