Does Biden’s Criticism of Trump Over Anti-ObamaCare Stance Have Weight?

Joe Biden criticized Trump’s anti-ACA stance, pointing out that without the ACA having COVID could be treated as a pre-existing condition.

Of course politics is going to be heated, and each side will always take issue with the other’s stance. However, there is some weight to Biden’s criticism of Trump’s support of the lawsuit that could result in the end of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare).

The logic is simple, without the ACA there is no protections for pre-existing conditions unless other protections are put in place. And, without protections, having had COVID could be grounds to prevent people from getting covered or charging them more. This would potentially leave large swaths of the American population without access to affordable healthcare.

While Trump may argue other protections would be put in place, without having an agreed on plan that truly covers pre-existing conditions no matter what,  there is no assurance.

So, while the rhetoric might be heated, the core point is a valid one.

To hear more about this story, see “Biden ties COVID-19 to Trump’s ‘callous’ Obamacare assault: ‘A new pre-existing condition’.”

Author: Thomas DeMichele

Thomas DeMichele is the head writer and founder of,, and other websites. He has been in the health insurance and healthcare information field since 2012. is a...

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