Mulvaney Lied Again: Americans Will Lose Health Coverage If ACA Is Overturned
April 1, 2019
On the Sunday Shows yesterday, Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney guaranteed that nobody would lose coverage if the Affordable Care Act is overturned (clip and save), and lied that Republican replacement plans protected people with pre-existing conditions.
Despite having no replacement plan, Trump’s chief of staff guaranteed that Americans will not lose coverage if the ACA is overturned.
ABC News: “Despite no GOP replacement plan, acting White House chief of staff claims Americans won’t lose health care if ‘Obamacare’ is struck down”
ABC’s This Week: “Asked if he can guarantee that Americans will not lose coverage if Obamacare is struck down, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says, ‘yes.’”
Mulvaney also falsely said that every single plan the White House has ever put forward covered pre-existing conditions.
The Hill: “‘Every single plan that this White House has ever put forward since Donald Trump was elected president covered pre-existing conditions,’ Mulvaney said. The administration has not proposed a plan this year to replace ObamaCare, but the White House has indicated a proposal will arrive in the coming months. ‘The debate about pre-existing conditions is over,’ Mulvaney added.”
The truth: Millions of Americans could lose coverage without the ACA, and the White House has backed GOP health care plans that undercut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Vox: “By at least one estimate, a full repeal could cost 20 million Americans their health care coverage.”
Kaiser Family Foundation’s Levitt: “The president’s budget on March 11 proposed replacing the ACA with an approach modeled after the Graham-Cassidy bill, providing ‘relief’ from ‘many’ of the ACA’s insurance rules. The original Graham-Cassidy bill allowed unlimited premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.”
Kaiser Family Foundation: “Analysis: 6.3 Million People with Pre-Existing Conditions Would Be at Risk for Higher Premiums under the House’s Health Bill”