REAL STORIES: Trump Lies About Protecting Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions
October 4, 2018
Trump says he is protecting people with pre-existing conditions, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, Trump and Republicans are trying to end the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Republicans are paying the price with voters who overwhelmingly want to keep these vital protections in place.
Trump is lying to the American people about protecting people with pre-existing conditions. The truth is he wants to get rid of the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Associated Press: “President Donald Trump isn’t playing it straight when it comes to his campaign pledge not to undercut health coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions.”
FactCheck.org: “Trump’s comments contradict the Justice Department’s actions, which Trump approved, according to a June letter from the Justice Department to Congress on this lawsuit.”
PolitiFact: “Trump’s own Justice Department has decided not to defend against a lawsuit filed by Republican state attorneys general that seeks to topple the Affordable Care Act. This puts the Trump administration on the side of those whose lawsuit would effectively end protections within the law for people with pre-existing conditions.”
Republicans are paying the price for their health care sabotage and effort to end the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Washington Post: “GOP candidates pay the price for attempts to kill Obamacare and its guarantee of coverage for preexisting conditions.”
Americans continue to live in fear of not being able to get the care they need without pre-existing condition protections.
“If we can’t get insurance because of the pre-existing conditions, then we’re in a very bad spot.” – Father of children with pre-existing conditions
“That would just cripple us if we couldn’t get Obamacare.” – Mother of children with pre-existing conditions
“People can’t control when they get a disease, or get asthma, it’s not something you can control it just happens in your life.” – 23-year-old cancer survivor