Fact Check: Trump Is Trying To Eliminate Protections For People With Preexisting Conditions
August 26, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany just lied that Trump “stands by Americans with preexisting conditions.” As we all know, Trump is trying to take them away.
Trump is trying to eliminate protections for as many as 130 million Americans with preexisting conditions by terminating the ACA.
NBC News: “The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to wipe out Obamacare, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must be struck down with it. The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election. If the justices agree, it would cost an estimated 20 million Americans their insurance coverage and nullify protections for pre-existing conditions.”
The Trump administration made it easier for states to avoid coverage requirements for preexisting conditions.
Politico: “The Trump administration said Monday it will give states significant new ability to opt out of Obamacare requirements, a move that could boost cheaper health plans with fewer protections for pre-existing conditions.”
The Trump administration expanded access to junk insurance plans that could drive up costs for Americans with preexisting conditions.
Los Angeles Times: “Expanding short-term plans also risks driving up costs for Americans with preexisting medical conditions who need more comprehensive benefits.”
Trump supported ACA repeal plans that would have ended coverage protections for people with preexisting conditions.
Washington Post: “Before passage of the ACA, even minor health problems could have led an insurance company to deny coverage. Trump supported House and Senate bills that would have weakened those protections by allowing states to seek waivers from the law and consider a person’s health status when writing policies in the individual market.”