Perhaps, Donald Trump’s most horrible, destructive lies was his lie about health care. He has been leaving a trail of smaller lies leading up to the big one, and now, Republican candidates desperate for a win have been mimicking him. Apparently, their own win in the 2018 midterm election was more important than the lives of their voters — literally.
Trump has been telling people on his two-rallies-per-day campaign tour that Republicans will “protect people with pre-existing conditions.” No. They will not protect any health care. After all, most of them voted against the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) up to 70 times.
‘“Donald Trump has made good on his promises, and it drives Democrats Crazy!” Brad Blakeman
‘Republicans will protect people with pre-existing conditions far better than the Dems!’
So many GOP candidates have reached the edge of their support that they apparently will do anything to claw their ways back into the people’s Senate and the House. Republicans are pro-big business, and they receive huge donations from the insurance industries that dislike ACA mandates.
Democrats believe that the government should protect the people against big business interests. Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) has been running a vigorous campaign against Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Regarding pre-existing conditions, O’Rourke said:
‘We absolutely cannot allow protections for those with pre-existing conditions to be eliminated. People with pre-existing conditions not only include those with epilepsy, cancer and diabetes, it could include pregnant women….Denying coverage to cancer patients and pregnant women or charging them exorbitant rates would be despicable.’
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