According to Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, there’s no need to worry that the Trump administration is trying to get a federal court to rule Obamacare unconstitutional because no one will lose their insurance if the law is struck down.
And he managed to say it with a straight face!
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Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Mulvaney was asked about the court actions being taken by the White House by host Jonathan Karl:
“There are 8.5 million people enrolled in Obamacare in 2019. You also have another 61 million who have preexisting conditions and have been able to get health insurance in part because of the guarantee that they can get heath coverage under Obamacare. And also about 6 million Americans who are 26 and younger are on their parents health plans because of Obamacare.
“Can you guarantee that if you succeed in court that all of those tens of millions of people who have health coverage guaranteed because of Obamacare will not lose their coverage?”
“Yes. Every single plan that this White House has put forward since Donald Trump has been elected has coverage of preexisting conditions. Every plan that Republicans in the House voted on in the previous Congress covered preexisting conditions.”
“The debate about preexisting conditions is over and both parties support them. And anyone telling you anything different is lying to you for political gain.”
If that’s true, then one is left to wonder why those replacement plans from the White House and Congress haven’t been resubmitted for consideration by the House and Senate. Could it be because Mulvaney is lying through his teeth?
Republicans have tried to repeal Obamacare in Congress on over 60 different occasions, but always come up short of the votes they need. And President Trump talks a good game but has yet to provide a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
Until the administration gives us details and legislation, they’re just spouting empty words that have no basis in fact or reality.
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