President Trump and the Republicans have repeatedly stated that they will protect Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. It is a false claim that faces the reality of the past eight years.
The Trump administration is part of an action that overrides the basic protections of the Affordable Care Act for individuals with pre-existing conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and even pregnancy.
Many house republicans have voted more than 70 times to abolish or undermine the 2010 law, which for the first time forced insurers to take care of people who already had medical problems.
Given that voter pre-election protection is very popular with voters on Tuesday, some Republicans have copied Trump's approach, insisting that they will support what they once fought without being aware of their mutual recognition ,
"I voted to protect people with pre-existing conditions," said US Senate candidate Martha McSally in a recent debate. In fact, the GOP Congressman voted last May for a law that would weaken core protection.
The Democrats beat the Republicans, who run for rhetoric and report on the abolition of the law for House, Senate and Gouvernementsposten.
Former President Barack Obama recently accused the Republicans of "making. , , the assertion that they provide insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
"Now that it's election season, [Republicans] are out there saying, "In fact, we will protect people with pre-existing conditions, even if we cut health care." , , I can tell you that they have no way of protecting existing conditions with everything they propose. They only say it. You're fine, "he said at a rally in Las Vegas.
Trump's vow to protect people with expensive medical conditions contradicts his words and deeds.
He promised to repeal the law on the first day of his presidency, although Congress was unable to act so quickly. Months later, when the Republicans were forced to file a withdrawal or defeat, Trump told the Washington Post that "the best thing is to make Obamacare explode and then deal with the Democrats and unify Deal. "
After the House GOP was muscular by a repeal bill last May, Trump celebrated at the Rose Garden in the White House with the Republicans, then he called the measure "average" a few weeks later.
This summer, Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions supported the efforts of 20 states to invalidate the law and argued in a court order that his cover guarantee was unconstitutional. The Republican Attorney General's lawsuit is based on last year's GOP tax law, which eliminated the individual mandate. A federal judge in Texas heard arguments in September, but has not issued a ruling.
His government's support for the lawsuit has not stopped Trump from convincing voters that Republicans are giving their own protection to sick people.
"We will always protect Americans under given conditions – always," Trump said recently in the White House.
Republican candidates in West Virginia, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, and North Dakota have made similar commitments as they seek a higher office and challenge the Democrats.
Last month, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley cited his young son's "hip, bone and joint condition" to argue that he would protect those who were already in another condition. Hawley is locked in a close race with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) And has said he wants to get rid of Obamacare but find other ways to protect sick people.
Hawley supported the lawsuit against the ACA as Attorney General.
"He made a conscious decision that there was no support," McCaskill said.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who has filed the same lawsuit, will face similar attacks in his race against Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.).
"It's wrong for Patrick Morrisey to want to deprive West Virginians like me of reporting," said a woman in a Manchin campaign who said she had a kidney transplant.
Parry the attacks, Morrisey twittered "We all agree that existing conditions must be met."
The Democrats are trying to reverse the Republicans after the GOP used Obamacare for years to form their message and motivate voters. The topic has dominated advertising in federal runs, and the Wesleyan Media Project called the "Health Choice" in 2018.
Republicans, especially in the house, have been trying for a long time to lift, dismantle or change the Affordable Care Act. The party was closest to enacting a replacement plan last year, when the House narrowly agreed to a bill that would shift states' jurisdiction to lay down the most important insurance rules and replace tax credits for ACA subsidies to provide people with cover can afford.
The latest measure would have allowed states to charge insurers more for some of their existing plans, which was not allowed under the ACA, and provided funds to cover their healthcare costs.
The budget office of the Congress later estimated that the bill would not guarantee 23 million people by 2026.
The topic was of great importance, as the Republicans of the House are running for Senate seats in this election.
In October, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) called on Deputy Kevin Cramer (RND) to vote for anti-Obamacare bills during a debate. Cramer had called the law "an intact disaster."
"You have chosen five times to cancel the Affordable Care Act," she told Cramer. ". , , At the beginning of the discussion on health care, we must remember that this protection of patients is crucial for the lives of many North Dakotaers. "
Cramer responded by reading in a section of the republican bill stating that "nothing should be interpreted in this bill" that health insurance companies may restrict access to insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
In Arizona, McSally tried to fend off attacks from Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) for her health.
Sinema accused McSally in a debate that was voted in 2017 [which] would have saved the protection for people living in our country today under the given conditions. "
McSally, who told Sean Hannity of Fox News in October that she had "kicked" the GOP vote vote, called the prosecution a "flat lie" and "classic scare tactic."
Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Who defends his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Was also sent to the defense.
"I wrote the bill, the repeal and the replacement bill for the republicans who specifically added pre-existing conditions, because that's how I feel about it," Heller said in a debate.
"I have two children, two grandchildren with pre-existing conditions," he added.
Heller voted last summer for the GOP law to lift the votes, one vote came too short.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), whose state is helping lead the anti-ACA lawsuit, said this week that the charges that it wants to lift protection for existing conditions are "the campaign's biggest lie."
Walker has long said he wants to get rid of Obamacare but find another way to cover sick people. But on Thursday he told reporters he wanted to use the "same language" of the Affordable Care Act to treat sick people in Wisconsin.
"No matter what happens in the courts or in the congress, in Wisconsin we'll pinpoint that, exactly the same language that's included in the Affordable Care Act. We will make sure that everyone living with pre-existing illness is insured here in the state. "
Andrew Gillum, who plays for former Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Has accused DeSantis of having voted "over a dozen times" to lift the ACA.
"He has repeatedly voted to allow insurance companies to refuse persons with pre-existing coverage. , , That's a fact, "said Gillum.
DeSantis defended himself by pointing to his vote for the republican law.
"If, for whatever reason, something about this individual market protection changes, the court will do something, and I'll be happy to sign a bill to help people with existing conditions here in the state of Florida," DeSantis said in a recent debate.