Donald Trump Suggested Most Americans Only Pay $12 a Year for Health Insurance

Donald Trump laughing with HHS Secretary Tom Price and VP Mike PenceBy: The White House
Type: Willful IgnoranceJul 20 2017 Severity:
About: Health Insurance Industry
Donald Trump claimed that Americans typically only pay $12 a year for health insurance during an interview with the New York Times and doesn't seem to be aware that the vast majority of Americans pay far more than that per month, let alone in an entire year.

Main Source: thinkprogress.org

Quote | The vast majority of Americans pay far more than that each year.

“Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance,” Trump said, “and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan. Here’s something where you walk up and say, ‘I want my insurance.’”