Donald Trump Falsely Claimed Obamacare Has Been Repealed in GOP Tax Law
Type: Outright LiesDec 20 2017 Severity: About: Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)
Donald Trump boasted that the newly passed Republican tax law repealed Obamacare because it did away with the tax penalty for anyone who didn't purchase health insurance, otherwise known as the individual mandate. The Associated Press fact checked Trump's claim and found that it is false, mainly because "[M]ost of the money [to fund the law] comes from higher taxes on upper-income people, cuts in Medicare payments to service providers, and other tax increases."
Quote | Fines from those who didn't have insurance made up a small fraction of funding.
"When you add it all up together, and then you add two things — the individual mandate is being repealed. When the individual mandate is being repealed, that means Obamacare is being repealed because they get their money from the individual mandate. "