Donald Trump Claimed He Kept a Promise to Protect Coverage For Pre-existing Conditions
Type: Outright LiesOct 10 2018 Severity: About: Health & Welfare
President Trump wrote an op-ed for USA Today, regarding a program promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders to expand Medicare to all Americans, which was known as Medicare-for-All. Trump claimed he had kept a promise that he would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions, and lower premiums. However, he broke that promise by supporting plans that would have weakened protections for individuals with preexisting conditions. If it wasn't for Trump's moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act, premiums would have been lower.
Quote | He falsely claimed that he had kept a promise regarding health care protections.
“As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down,” Trump wrote in an USA Today Op-Ed.