Fact Checking Trump’s Claim on Pre-existing Conditions
Trump recently claimed in a Tweet that he saved pre-existing conditions. It is unclear as to what he is referring to, since pre-existing conditions were protected by ObamaCare and repeal efforts were led by Republicans under the Trump administration.
If he is referring to the fact that he “saved” them by pushing back against his own party’s push to repeal them, then this may make sense. However, the push to repeal never went through, and thus in practice pre-existing conditions were neither saved nor not saved in the process.
In short, the claim doesn’t make sense. However, Trump did reduce the fee of the mandate to zero, that is true.
….and, if Republicans win in court and take back the House of Represenatives, your healthcare, that I have now brought to the best place in many years, will become the best ever, by far. I will always protect your Pre-Existing Conditions, the Dems will not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020