On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump claimed he would not sign or support the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act if it didn’t protect people with pre-existing conditions.
I would not sign Graham-Cassidy if it did not include coverage of pre-existing conditions. It does! A great Bill. Repeal & Replace.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017
The tweet followed a post by Trump iterating his support for Luther Strange in Alabama, and another video of the president wishing Happy New to Jewish families..
Immediately after, journalists pointed out that the new healthcare bill does, in fact, eliminate that guarantee.
Unless your state allows insurers to jack up the price for coverage beyond what you can pay! https://t.co/Bis2U4z40d
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 20, 2017
Graham-Cassidy is Trumpcare. And Trumpcare is Deathcare. It does not cover patients with pre-existing conditions.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 20, 2017
The White House is reportedly “all in” on the latest GOP attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The bill would gut Medicaid and allow states to determine whether insurance companies are required to cover preexisting conditions.