Latest consignment of lies

The lies continue.

President Donald Trump made a striking claim Monday, insisting it was he who ensured that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance.

He wasn’t.

Duh. That’s the whole point of the ACA – spreading the risk.

He also complained anew that Democrats didn’t allow him to send lawyers to the impeachment inquiry. The opposite is true: Democrats invited him to send lawyers to the inquiry and he said no.

He should have been impeached on day one for being such a relentless shameless liar.

Trump’s administration has been pressing in court for full repeal of the Obama-era law, including provisions that protect people with preexisting conditions from health insurance discrimination.

With “Obamacare” [the ACA] still in place, preexisting conditions continue to be covered by regular individual health insurance plans.

Insurers must take all applicants, regardless of medical history, and charge the same standard premiums to healthy people and those who are in poor health, or have a history of medical problems.

Which is the whole point. Without that, people quickly get priced out of being able to get health insurance – because they need it most – and that’s the problem the ACA is meant to solve. It would be better to socialize the whole system, but short of that, the ACA is what there is.

He won’t stop lying until he stops breathing.

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