Trump & Republicans Lie To Cover Up Their Unpopular Health Care Sabotage
September 20, 2018
Trump and Republicans continue to lie about Americans’ health care. The reality is that their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act is causing insurance premiums to skyrocket. They have done nothing to preserve protections for people with pre-existing conditions — in fact, they’re trying to dismantle the very law that provides those protections.
Trump lied about his health care sabotage and took undue credit for lowering premiums. In reality, Trump caused premiums to skyrocket.
Associated Press: “TRUMP: ‘The thing that I really am very happy to announce is that the rates are far lower than they would have been under the previous administration, or under a Democrat administration. We’re holding the rates down.’ He’s taking undue credit for the turnaround. … A major factor behind last year’s spike in premiums was Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a separate major stream of payments to insurers.”
Republicans have also lied about protecting sick patients. In reality, they are backing a lawsuit to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Politico: “The GOP’s most direct attempt to address the insurance protections — a recent Senate bill Republicans said would protect sick patients — backfired spectacularly after it quickly became clear the measure wouldn’t actually cover the pre-existing conditions it claimed to protect. The Trump administration's support for a lawsuit in Texas that would gut the health care law also hasn't helped the perception Republicans won't protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”
It’s clear why voters trust Democrats over Republicans on health care, and by an overwhelming margin when it comes to pre-existing conditions.
Politico: “Polls this summer showed that voters trust congressional Democrats more than Republicans on health care issues, and when it comes to pre-existing conditions, Democrats hold a 2-to-1 advantage, a Morning Consult/POLITICO poll found last week.”
Democrats are focused on increasing access and affordability to health care, and voters are taking notice.
Washington Post: “The Democrats' strategy to focus on health care in the midterm elections has helped crack open opportunities in states they wouldn't have dreamed of winning two years ago, bolstering their chances of retaking the Senate majority.”