During a news conference at his Bedminster property in New Jersey on Friday, Trump made mention of an executive order that will require insurers to cover all pre-existing conditions, but the gotcha is the Affordable Care Act put in place by the Obama administration has already established this.
In June, Trump and his administration asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the ObamaCare law, criticizing its cost and coverage, but Trump has failed to give details on his proposed plan.
“Over the next two weeks, I’ll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all preexisting conditions for all companies,” Trump stated. “That’s a big thing. I’ve always been very strongly in favor. We have to cover preexisting conditions.”
Once again, not taking the time or simply ignoring the findable facts, Trump falsely stated the move is something that “has never been done before.” It was actually enacted under the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Under the act, insurance companies were prohibited from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, CNBC reports.
According to The Hill, The Justice Department argued before a Supreme Court in late June that the entire Affordable Cares Act should be dismantled. Trump is now claiming he is all for protecting those with pre-existing conditions.
If the Affordable Care Act is overturned, it will take away health insurance for nearly 20 million citizens, and the effects would be more damaging due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected nearly 5 million across America.
Trump’s promise to unveil a more “feasible” health care system has fallen drastically short, as he nears the end of his term. A promise he’s sat on since 2016. Now with November elections around the corner, he chose to announce during a “Fox News Sunday” interview with Chris Wallace last month that he was once again working on a comprehensive health care bill that will be introduced within two weeks. But two weeks later, he announced it would likely be out within a month.
As he seeks to accomplish parts of his agenda prior to the election, Trump has rolled out a number of executive orders over the past few weeks.