Trump: GOP will 'totally' protect people with pre-existing conditions


President Trump tweeted Wednesday that Republicans would “totally” protect people with pre-existing conditions, trying to fend off Democratic attacks on GOP ObamaCare repeal votes.

“Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican,” Trump tweeted.

Republicans in tough races have been scrambling to say that they will protect people with pre-existing conditions as Democrats use the issue and GOP votes to repeal ObamaCare as a key line of attack.

Trump last year supported GOP ObamaCare repeal bills that would have weakened protections for pre-existing conditions. The House GOP bill, for example, allowed states to get waivers to allow insurers to spike premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.

The Trump administration is also supporting a lawsuit currently in federal court seeking to overturn ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

It is unclear what Trump is pointing to when he says Democrats will not protect pre-existing conditions.

No Democrat supported the GOP ObamaCare repeal bills last year, and congressional Democrats are united in maintaining those protections.

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